Sitting Pretty

A90Six

Joined June 2008

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The gardens of Kingston Maurward.
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Sitting Pretty

The beautiful gardens of Kingston Maurward have many surprises around every corner. This bench was for me better to look at than sit on. Lots of Shopping etc., done on this, but I like it – hope you do.

Kingston Maurward House is a large Georgian English country house set in a 750 acre (3 square km) estate in Dorset situated in the Frome valley two miles east of Dorchester. The mansion was built by George Pitt, cousin of William Pitt the Elder, between 1717 and 1720. The mansion was originally in red brick, but after derogatory comments from King George III, Pitt clad the house in Portland limestone.

Thomas Hardy lived nearby and later referred to Kingston Maurward House as “Knapwater House” in his novel Desperate Remedies.

The grounds of Kingston Maurward are open to the public and include the farm areas and extensive gardens. Both the house and grounds are owned by Dorset County Council. Also in the grounds is Kingston Maurward Manor House, built in 1590, an earlier mansion – now a hotel.

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