SU2121 : Newhouse near Redlynch

taken 9 years ago, near to Redlynch, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Newhouse near Redlynch
Newhouse near Redlynch
This beautiful Grade I Listed Jacobean country house was built circa 1619 for Sir Edward Gorges, possibly as a hunting lodge. The original house consisted of the central portion only, with two outer wings added in the mid-C18. A servants quarters were added to the rear in 1879, but was demolished in 1972 full of dry rot. The Eyre family were the owners from 1633, and the Eyre-Matchams and their descendants since 1817, when Harriet Eyre of Newhouse married George Matcham. This union established a family connection to Admiral Lord Nelson, as George Matcham's mother was Nelson's younger sister. The marriage also brought about the name change to Eyre-Matcham, and it is their descendants who are the present owners.
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SU2121, 7 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 4 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 5 March, 2008
Category
Country house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 2180 2140 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:59.4954N 1:41.4458W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 21782 21394
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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