This site uses cookies to improve your experience and the quality of our services. By using this site you agree to its use of cookies. More information Hide

Cirencester

Need a hotel nearby?

Sponsored links

Routes nearby

Places of Interest nearby

Matched content

Hotels nearby

Restaurants nearby

Sponsored links

🔎
POI
Location type: POI
Location address: United Kingdom, Cotswold, Cirencester
Number of texts: 3
3 stars
Made by wikipedia.org | Reference GeographBot | © CC 3.0
Made by wikipedia.org | Reference Wikipedia.org | © CC 3.0

Cirencester Park is a country house in the parish of Cirencester in Gloucestershire, England, and is the seat of the Bathurst family, Earls Bathurst. Allen Bathurst, the first Earl Bathurst (1684–1775), inherited the estate on the death of his father, Sir Benjamin Bathurst, in 1704. He was a Tory Member of Parliament and statesman who from 1714 devoted himself to rebuilding the house formerly known as Oakley Grove, which probably stands on the site of Cirencester Castle, and laying out the famous parkland.

Classify this POI
Link to route

More information

Made by wikipedia.org | Reference Hchc2009 | © CC 3.0
Made by wikipedia.org | Reference Wikipedia.org | © CC 3.0

The castle was originally built in the 11th century in timber, with a square keep added in stone in 1107. The castle was of primarily local significance, being relatively small. During the Anarchy of the 12th century, the castle was seized in the early years of the conflict by Robert, Earl of Gloucester on behalf of the Empress Matilda. In 1142 King Stephen seized the castle in a surprise attack, setting fire to it afterwards.

Classify this POI
Link to route

More information

Hand over at The marlborough arms public house

Classify this POI
Link to route

Comments

Add comment