Dodington Park is a country house and estate in Dodington, Gloucestershire, England. Various buildings on the estate are Grade I listed buildings. The house is Grade I listed on the National Heritage List for England and the landscaped park is Grade II* listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.
The Bath Lodge at the southern part of the estate is listed Grade I and the wall, railings and gate piers near the lodge are listed Grade II. Chippenham Lodge and its terrace walls and the northern gateway to Dodington Park are listed Grade II*.
The church of St Mary adjoining the house is listed Grade I.
The Codrington family acquired the estate in the late 16th century, when there was a large gabled Elizabethan house and adjoining church. In the 18th century the family became wealthy from sugar plantations in the West Indies (see History of the British West Indies) and undertook work on the estate. The grounds of 240 ha were laid out around 1764 by Capability Brown and were modified in 1793 by William Emes and John Webb.
The current house was built by James Wyatt between 1798 and 1816 for Christopher Bethell Codrington. It is built in the Roman classical style from Bath stone and has a slate roof. Each facade is different, the south front having seven bays separated by Corinthian pilasters. From the north west corner of the house, a curving conservatory acts as a covered approach to the church, which was also rebuilt by Wyatt. A formal garden was added in 1930. The house, the church and Bath Lodge by the southern entrance in Tormarton are all grade I listed buildings. The house has 51 bedrooms, with 40 bathrooms and ten reception rooms.
The estate remained in the Codrington family until 1980 when it was sold along with the family papers during divorce proceedings. These documents recorded the activities of three generations of Codrington, each called Christopher, who owned estates in Barbados, Antigua and the whole island of Barbuda for two centuries. The papers provided a record of the history of slavery and the history of the West Indies over the course of three hundred years. Dodington Park was sold in 1993 to an unnamed property developer. It was bought in 2003 by the British inventor and businessman James Dyson for a price believed to be £20 million.
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