St Audries Park

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St Audries Park
Staudries.jpg
The house in 2005
LocationWest Quantoxhead , Somerset, England
Coordinates51°10′25″N 3°16′26″W / 51.17361°N 3.27389°W / 51.17361; -3.27389Coordinates: 51°10′25″N 3°16′26″W / 51.17361°N 3.27389°W / 51.17361; -3.27389
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated16 November 1984[1]
Reference no.265273
St Audries Park is located in Somerset
St Audries Park
Location of St Audries Park in Somerset

St Audries Park Manor house at West Quantoxhead in the Quantock Hills of Somerset, England, was the manor house of the Acland family.[2] It was rebuilt on the site of an earlier house, between 1835 and 1870[1] and has had a number of owners since Sir Alexander sold the building.

The property was divided in 1934, when the house was sold and turned into St Audries School,[1] which remained in occupation until 1990. In 1996 the house was sold to the Amitabha Buddhist Centre.

It was sold again in 2001,[3] and is now owned and operated by Country House Wedding Ltd,[4] specialising in weddings within country house settings.[5]

The Manor House itself consists of the Great Hall with a soaring vaulted ceiling, an oak panelled library and classically proportioned elegant dining and drawing rooms.[6]

The house and parkland are listed Grade II on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England.[7] They are also on the Heritage at Risk register.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "St. Audries School". Images of England. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
  2. ^ Richardson, I. J. "The Acland Family and Exmoor". Exmoor National Park.
  3. ^ "Landscape park, West Quantoxhead". Somerset Historic Environment Record. Retrieved 2008-03-10.
  4. ^ "St Audries Park Wedding Venue". St Audries Park. Retrieved 21 August 2010.
  5. ^ West Quantoxhead - Quantock Hills, Somerset
  6. ^ St Audries Park Wedding Venue in Somerset Archived 2008-10-24 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "St Audries (House)". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  8. ^ "St Audries (House), West Quantoxhead - West Somerset". Heritage at Risk. English Heritage. Retrieved 20 October 2013.

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