Ashton Court is a mansion house and estate to the west of Bristol in England. Although the estate lies mainly in North Somerset, it is owned by the City of Bristol. The mansion and stables are a Grade I listed building. Other structures on the estate are also listed.
Ashton Court has been the site of a manor house since the 11th century, and has been developed by a series of owners since then. From the 16th to 20th centuries it was owned by the Smyth family with each generation changing the house. Designs by Humphry Repton were used for the landscaping in the early 19th century. It was used as a military hospital in the First World War. In 1936 it was used as the venue for the Royal Show and, during the Second World War as an army transit camp. In 1946 the last of the Smyth family died and the house fell into disrepair before its purchase in 1959 by Bristol City Council.
More information on Bristol's official website (Mansion) http://www.bristol.gov.uk/nav/ashton-court-mansion
More information on Bristol's official website (Estate) http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/leisure-and-culture/ashton-court-estate
Phone +44 117 963 9174
Address Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN, UK
Coordinates 51°26'44.114" N -2°38'42.785" E