Hampton-Court

HAMPTON-COURT, an extra-parochial liberty, locally in the parish of Hope-under-Dinmore, hundred of Wolphy, county of Hereford, 5½ miles (S. S. E.) from Leominster. Here is a noble and spacious mansion, on the eastern bank of the river Lugg, erected by Sir Rowland Lenthall, yeoman of the robes to Henry IV., and who distinguished himself at the battle of Agincourt. The buildings form a quadrangle, and display a mixture of monastic and castellated architecture: on the north side are a gate-house, and angular towers, one of which joins a chapel with a fine timber roof ornamented with carved work. The mansion is situated on a spacious lawn, surrounded by a park and pleasuregrounds about eight miles in circumference.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, 7th edition, published in 1848.

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