ST7734 : The Garden Lake at Stourhead gardens

taken 2 years ago, near to Stourton, Wiltshire, Great Britain

The Garden Lake at Stourhead gardens
The Garden Lake at Stourhead gardens
Looking towards the Boathouse, left, see ST7734 : The Boathouse and the Temple of Flora, right, see ST7734 : Temple of Flora The Palladian Bridge is just discernible in the right distance, see ST7733 : Palladian Bridge, Stourhead

Designed by Henry Hoare II, the gardens were laid out between 1741 and 1780 in a classical 18th-century design set around a large lake, achieved by damming a small stream. The main inspiration behind their creation was, among others, the artist Gaspard Dughet, who painted Utopian-type views of Italian landscapes. Included in the garden are a number of temples inspired by scenes of the Grand Tour of Europe. The Boathouse was built by Henry Hoare's grandson, Richard Colt Hoare after he inherited the site in 1783.
Stourhead House and Gardens
Stourhead is a 1,072-hectare (2,650-acre) estate at the source of the River Stour near Mere, Wiltshire. The estate includes a Palladian mansion, the village of Stourton, gardens, farmland, and woodland. Stourhead has been in the ownership of the National Trust since 1946. LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Monday, 2 January, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 2 January, 2017
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Country estates 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7735 3400 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:6.2908N 2:19.4933W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7719 3389
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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