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Lytes Cary Manor

Lytes Cary Manor
Address: Lytes Cary Manor
nr Charlton Mackrell
Somerton
Somerset
Postcode: TA11 7HU
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Description
Lytes Cary Manor

Intimate manor house with walled gardens and estate

The house with its 14th-century chapel and 15th-century Great Hall was much added to in the 16th century. In the 20th century it was rescued from dereliction by Sir Walter Jenner who refurnished the interiors in period style. At the same time the garden was laid out in a series of rooms with many contrasts, topiary, mixed borders and a herbal border based on the famous 16th-century Lytes Herbal, which can be seen in the house. Several walks through the wider estate show many features typical of farmed lowland England, including ancient hedges, rare arable weeds and farmland birds

Name and credits for images of Lytes Cary Manor
 
Reference: 137324
 
Description of image -  The East Front of Lytes Cary Manor and colourful herbaceous border of summer flowers on the path leading to the Manor.
 
Name and credits for images of Lytes Cary Manor
 
Reference: 136604
 
Description of image -  Detail: The herbaceous border in Summer at Lytes Cary Manor.
 
Credit for photograph: Nick Meers
 
Copyright: ©NTPL/Nick Meers
 
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