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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Prior Park Landscape Garden

Prior Park Landscape Garden is a remarkable example of the English Landscape Movement. Prior Park was created by the post office mogul Ralph Allen between 1734 and 1764 as a site for all of Bath to see. The Palladian bridge pictured below is one of only three in the world.

Prior Park Landscape Garden
Ralph Allen combined with the architect John Wood to create a mansion at Prior Park. The two men built the mansion in order to promote the use of Bath Stone for building because Allen owned the quarries which are the source of the stone.

Prior Park Landscape Garden

Prior Park is managed by the National Trust as is nearby Lacock Abbey. Prior Park is located just off Ralph Allen Drive in the city of Bath.
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