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England

Goodnestone Park (Goodnestone House)

  • Built / Designed For: Sir Brook Bridges

    House & Family History: The interiors contain the remains of the 1770s decorative scheme by Robert Mylne. Jane Austen was a frequent guest at Goodnestone; her brother Edward was married to one of the family's daughters.

  • Architect: Robert Mylne

    Date: 1770
    Designed: Alterations, including decoration of 2 bow-ended rooms on East Façade, for Sir Brook Bridges, Bt.

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    Architect: Thomas Rickman

    Date: 1840s
    Designed: Enlarged House and created Doric Portico

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  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 226, 1855.

    John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, 1825.

  • Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - HARDBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 2008
    Reference: pg. 725
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 9780300125085
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Georgian: The Magazine of the Georgian Group, The
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: Jan 2002, pg. 13
    Publisher: London: The Georgian Group
    ISBN: NA
    Book Type: Magazine

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Seat of: Julian Brook Plumptre, 22nd Baron FitzWalter.

    Past Seat of: Sir Brook Bridges, Bt., 18th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Only

    Phone: 01304-840-107

    Fax: 01304-840-107

    Email: enquiries@goodnestoneparkgardens.co.uk

    Website: http://www.goodnestoneparkgardens.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: Yes