The Lost Gardens of Lydiard - recent aerial photographs reveal a 17th-century perspective of extensive formal gardens swept away 250 years ago.
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.
To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, we have put together a collection of photographs, recollections, audio and memorabilia that tell the story of her majesty's visit to Lydiard Park in November 1997.
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.