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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.

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Wincanton, Shepton Mallet, Castle Cary and Midsomer Norton.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:


arrowShepton Mallet





Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:

	arrowCastle Cary


	arrowShepton Mallet



Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Shepton Mallet, Yeovil, Glastonbury and Frome.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


	arrowGants Mill and Garden

Castle Cary

	arrowCastle Cary Museum

Shepton Mallet

	arrowEast Somerset Railway


	arrowHaynes International Motor Museum

	arrowFleet Air Arm Museum

	arrowCineworld, Yeovil

	arrowSwan Theatre

	arrowOctagon Theatre

	arrowTintinhull Garden




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