The Lydiard Archives

Collections

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.

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World War I
World War I

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.

Stained Glass - St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze
Stained Glass - St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze

St. Mary's retains exquisite examples of medieval glass and a fine east window, beautifully painted with jewel like colours and intriguing symbolism.



Recipes and Remedies
Recipes and Remedies

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.

Lydiard House Architecture
Lydiard House Architecture

From medieval manor to 18th century Palladian House, Lydiard Park embodies the architectural evolution of an English country manor house.

Research

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Reports and Articles

A unique compendium of 40 annual publications from the Friends, along with authored papers, containing scholarly articles and social history related to Lydiard Park.

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Records

Transcriptions, images, and archival resources of documents, parish records, wills, diaries, correspondence, accounts, inventories and other recorded materials.

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Artefacts

A starting place to search for a wide range of Lydiard ephemera, including art, monuments, furniture, architectural and landscape features, graves, maps, books, and videos.

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Media and Memories

Archival newspaper, magazine and film clippings, as well as personal recollections and stories of life at Lydiard over the past 150 years

About

The Lydiard Archives are a unique digital collection of objects, records, reports and ephemera documenting the thousand-year history of Lydiard House and Park. Created by volunteers with a passion for preservation and accessibility, The Lydiard Archives are managed by The Friends of Lydiard Park, an independent charity formed to protect, conserve and educate people about this beautiful historic estate with its Palladian house, ancient church, walled garden, and rolling parkland.



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