The manor house has had many owners, including William Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley, the fourth Earl.

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About the year 1485 Sir William Martyn, a land owner and collector of wine duty at Poole, built Athelhampton Hall, he received a licence to enclose 160 acres of deer park and fortify his manor with walls of stone and lime and to build towers and crenellate them. .

The house itself was sold in 1665 by Sir Ralph Bankes of Kingston Lacey, Dorset (qv), who had acquired it through marriage, to Sir Robert Long of Dracot Cerne, Wiltshire.

Athelhampton is proud to be a member of the Historic Houses, the association for independent and privately owned houses in the UK.

Saturday 7th October. It is believed to be one of the oldest kitchens in the country in continuous use — for the last 500 years. .

It’s flooded numerous times but has survived so much – it’s a real must-see if you’re in the area.

Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7LG. . Thomas Hardy was involved with Athelhampton from his teens to his 70s, and his experiences there mirror his life story and aspects of characters in his books.

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Gardens and house combined tickets are £15. .

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The Gardens remodelled in 1891 surround the House, with many 'compartments' built with Ham stone, each with a.
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Owen leads the commercial teams at Athelhampton.

Then in 1948, Rodney Philips and his wife Marika bought and moved into the house.

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It consists of a manor house and a former Church of England parish church. . .

. . The business is formed around a visitor attraction welcoming visitors to this important house. The business is formed around a visitor attraction welcoming visitors to this important house. William built the Tudor Great Hall, and his son, and grandsons extend the house, adding.

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Athelhampton's former owners have included a Lord Mayor of London and a Duke of Wellington. Apr 8, 2019 · Athelhampton House is a Grade I listed building, which was regularly visited by Thomas Hardy.

The business is formed around a visitor attraction welcoming visitors to this important house.

Rent this 3 Bedroom House Rental in Athelhampton for $170/night.

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