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Barrington Court Revival

The North Front of Barrington Court, Somerset.
The North Front of Barrington Court, Somerset. | © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Barrington Court was the first large mansion property acquired by the National Trust in 1907. Weather conditions caused damage to the roofs which is why Court and Strode House are closed. A large conservation project was started in early 2020 which was paused due to the Covid pandemic.  The project restarted in the summer of 2022.

Barrington Court Revival

The National Trust defines conservation as 'the careful management of change'. Change is inevitable, but there are many things that can slow the process. Lyle’s collection of architectural salvage in the house is what brought Barrington Court back to life after hundreds of years of neglect, and it needs care and attention to prevent it from declining once again.  

The house will remain closed for some time as we need to carry out research to ensure we restore and repair using the correct materials and tools whilst minimising environmental impact.

Project updates


Mitigation action

In the summer of 2022, repairs were undertaken across the Court House roof which dealt with the immediate water ingress issues. After tackling the leaks a mitigation programme has also been put in place to address any potential issues whilst the house is closed.   

Unsafe masonry was recorded, removed and stored safely. These elements will be conserved and repaired before going back on the building when the main repair works take place. 

In November 2022, the scaffolding was removed and the garden area around Court House tidied up.   

New information panels on the project have been erected and linked to this page so everyone remains informed on the progress of the works. 

A black and white photograph of Barrington Court in the 1890s with a lady and two children standing outside the entrance and a main in the doorway at Barrington Court Somerset

History of Barrington Court 

Barrington Court developed from Roman times until the 20th century when the grand Tudor mansion was restored with a remarkable collection of antique panelling.

The Avenue with long grass at Barrington Court, Somerset

Things to do and see on the estate at Barrington Court 

Walk the estate to discover nature, views, and the landmarks of Barrington Court. Bring along your dog to enjoy these spaces.

Bustalls (the old calf pens) at Barrington Court, Somerset.

Things to see and do in the garden at Barrington Court 

Explore the garden of Barrington Court throughout the seasons. See the fruit and produce growing in the Kitchen Garden or enjoy the tranquillity and beautiful borders of formal, walled garden areas.

Children playing with building blocks in the Design Shed

Family-friendly things to do at Barrington Court 

Find out more about what family activities are available at Barrington Court in Somerset, and plan your visit