Eastbury, Dorset

Historical Description

Eastbury, a tithing in Tarrant-Gunville parish, Dorsetshire, 5 miles NNE of Blandford Forum. Eastbury Park here belonged to George Bubb Dodington, afterwards Lord Melcombe; passed to Earl Temple, and now belongs to the Farquharson family. A mansion, after designs by Vanbrugh, was erected on it by Dodington at a cost of £140,000, was visited by several distinguished literati as frequent guests, was sung by the poets Thomson and Young, and was demolished, on account of the cost of keeping it in repair, by Earl Temple.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


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Ancient County Dorsetshire
Civil parish Lambourn
Diocese Salisbury

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Land and Property

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