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In the mid-12th century Redlynch belonged to Henry Lovel of Castle
Cary. It was later part of the hundred of Bruton.
Helena Snakenborg, a lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I and widow of
both 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. She was buried on 14 May in
House and gardens
The formal gardens of Redlynch Park, which surrounds Redlynch House,
were developed in 1740 on the estate founded by Sir Stephen Fox,
paymaster-general to Charles II. Early 20th-century design elements
were added 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. Information about the Ilchester household
at Redlynch survives in the published diaries and correspondence of
Agnes Porter, a Scottish-born governess to the second earl's many
daughters from 1784 to 1797.
The building was 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
Heritage at Risk Register produced by English Heritage, and the
whole park is on the
Heritage at Risk register.
During World War II, the
United States Army
^ a b c "Redlynch Park".
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