Bampfylde Lecture & Supper 2020: Bampfylde’s Somerset

Hestercombe Gardens , Cheddon Fitzpaine, TA2 8LG , Taunton

28 Feb 2020

Bampfylde Lecture & Supper 2020: Bampfylde’s Somerset


This year, the Bampfylde Lecture takes on a special significance as 2020 marks the 300th anniversary of his birth.

In this lecture, Tom Mayberry will set Bampfylde’s achievements as an artist, architect and garden designer in the context of 18th century Somerset.

Long years of conflict in the previous century were over and Bampfylde’s Somerset was being transformed by new money, new ideas and new creativity. It was a transformation in which Bampfylde played his own distinguished part. The lecture will seek to show how, three hundred years after his birth at Hestercombe, he deserves to be understood as a striking and remarkable representative of his times.

Pre-lecture Supper

Make an evening of it and enjoy a two course supper in Hestercombe House before the lecture:

Main course

Chicken supreme served with smoked bacon potato cake, roasted carrots and a creamy garlic sauce.


Mushroom filo strudel with Parmentier potatoes, roasted carrots and creamy garlic sauce (v) *


Lemon tart

Accompanied by a glass of red or white wine.

*if you would like the vegetarian option for the main course, please email Victoria Hill with your booking reference.

Supper served from 5.45pm, lecture begins at 7.30pm.

Opening Hours

Friday 28th Febraury 2020
7.30pm - 9.30pm


Supper and lecture: £31.95

Lecture only: £10


Bampfylde Lecture & Supper 2020: Bampfylde’s Somerset
Hestercombe Gardens
Cheddon Fitzpaine
United Kingdom

T: 01823 413923



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