Featuring portraits, furniture and architecture, as well as letters, photographs, memories and manuscripts, we are continuously creating special interest collections of artefacts and records that offer fascinating guided tours through Lydiard Park’s historic past.
Over the centuries the St.John family married into families across the United Kingdom and Ireland, creating a fascinating network of cousins and influencers who have written their own pages in history. Our collection of castles, mansions, landscaped gardens and country estates gives a glimpse into this extended world of family spanning 800 years from the 12th to the 20th century.
Eighty-four men left Lydiard Tregoze to fight in the Great War, and fourteen never returned. From farmers and labourers to the brothers in Lydiard House, explore the impact of World War I on this small community.
Discover Lady Johanna's 17th century Recipe Book containing her medicinal curatives. Explore 19th century dinner recipes from The Lydiard House Cookbook, and enjoy wandering through the history of Lydiard's gardens.