Place:


Stourhead  Wiltshire

 

In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Stourhead like this:

STOURHEAD, the seat of the baronet family of Hoare; on the SW verge of Wilts, 2¼ miles NW by W of Mere. It occupies the site of a noble Saxon castle; belonged, from the time of Richard II. till that of Anne, to the Stourtons; passed then to the Meres, and in 1720 to the Hoares; was rebuilt partly in 1720, partly in 1800; comprises a centre and two wings, with Corinthian decorations; contains a rich collection of pictures and a museum; and stands amid grounds very famous for both natural beauty and artificial ornature.

Additional information about this locality is available for Stourton

Stourhead through time

Stourhead is now part of Salisbury district. Click here for graphs and data of how Salisbury has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Stourhead itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Stourhead, in Salisbury and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/24290

Date accessed: 22nd September 2020


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