- STOURHEAD -

Estate Gardens and Lake Part 2

HOME PAGE : WEST COUNTRY
1 : Introduction to Stourhead
2 : Stourton Village
3 : Stourton Church

4 : Stourhead Gardens
5 : Stourhead Grotto
6 : Stourhead Pantheon

7 : Stable Yards and Kitchen Gardens
8 : Stourhead House
HOME PAGE : LIST-O-LINKS INDEX


A walk around the lake starts from the village with a view to the Pantheon (see the links list above).
The Watch Cottage described below may aso be seen to the right of the picture.











The rustic Watch (Gothic) Cottage (right) was first mentioned in 1785 but is likely to have dated from an earlier period.

In 1806, Richard Colt Hoare added the Gothic seat and porch, hence its other name often used today, 'Gothic Cottage'.

From this point and nearby there are fantastic views across the lake (see later pages).

The cottage has very recently undergone extensive restoration and the roof has been newly thatched.





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