Explore Iford

Iford is a hamlet that straddles the River Frome and the Wiltshire/Somerset border. The Manor House is on the Westwood side, with the mill on that of Hinton Charterhouse.

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Iford Manor HouseIford Manor House, seen from the bridge over the Frome, with a statue of Britannia that was placed there by Harold Peto. The front of the house is an 18th century Georgian five-bay three-floor mansion, but it has been built on to an earlier building.

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Iford BridgeIford Bridge has a medieval appearance with its central cut-water and is listed as being of c1400, but much altered (it was in existence by the 1680s), replacing the ford after which the place is named.

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Iford Manor Gardens: the CloisterIford Manor was the home of the garden architect Harold Peto from 1899 until his death in 1933. During this time he designed an Italianate garden here. The Cloister contains many architectural and sculptural elements that Peto brought from medieval buildings in Italy and is the setting for small musical and operatic performances during the summer.

The Peto Gardens at Iford are open to the public.

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