Redlynch village, Somerset
Redlynch is a village in the civil parish of Bruton within South Somerset district.
In the mid 12th century Redlynch belonged to Henry Lovel of Castle Cary.
The Church of St Peter dates from 1750 and was built by Nathaniel Ireson of Wincanton. It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.
Helena Snakenborg, a Lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I, and widow of William Parr, the Marquis of Northampton, and of Sir Thomas Gorges, died at the age of 86 on 10 April 1635 at Redlynch, the residence of her son Sir Robert Gorges, and was buried on 14 May in Salisbury Cathedral.
Redlynch Park, which surrounds Redlynch House, has formal gardens of 18th-century origin, with early 20th-century elements designed by Edwin Lutyens. The east wing of the house was built in the first half of the 18th century, by Nathaniel Ireson of Wincanton for the Earl of Ilchester and remodelled as a house in 1913, probably by Sir Edwin Lutyens. The west block was previously the stable. Within the grounds are an orangery, summerhouse and walled kitchen garden. The surviving folly known as The Towers is included in the Buildings at Risk Register produced by English Heritage.
During World War II, the United States Army 3rd Armored Division (spearhead) was based at Redlynch Park. Remnants of the entrance bunker are still there along with a plaque thanking the local people.
Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:
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