Hadspen in 3d


Hadspen in 3d. Red & cyan glasses required to see the 3d effect

The estate of Hadspen was bought in 1747 by Vickris Dickinson, a Bristol merchant (related to the family at Kingweston), who built here a 5-bay classical mansion set in its own park.

The property was acquired in 1785 by Henry Hobhouse, a Bristol barrister, whose family hailed from Minehead. His descendants have lived here ever since.

The eight acres of sheltered Edwardian gardens at Hadspen, set against a woodland backdrop, are open to the public. Restored by Penelope Hobhouse in the 1970s they were adopted in 1986 by a Canadian couple, Nori and Sandra Pope. To a traditional English garden the couple have added their own transatlantic flair. Access is from the Castle Cary to Wincanton road (A371).

Source: Somerset The Complete Guide by Robin Bush.

Regular followers will have noted that I use the book by Robin Bush (Somerset The Complete Guide) as a regular source of information on the towns and villages I feature. It is with great sadness that I report his death, on 22nd June 2010, aged 67. Although I never met the man his books demonstrated his love for the county of Somerset and, though he will be greatly missed by all who knew him, his memory will live on via his many publicaions and on this website. Farewell Robin Bush, may you rest in peace.

One Response to “Hadspen in 3d”

  1. Your Garden Says:

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