Coplestone Warre Bampfylde: A Gentleman of Taste

1 Mar 2020 – 21 Feb 2021

Regular hours

11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 16:00

Cost of entry

From £6.65 to £13.30. Entry is included with gardens admission (free for Hestercombe members)

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Hestercombe Gallery

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  • Taunton bus station and then a taxi
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To celebrate Coplestone Warre Bampfylde’s life and his importance to the history of Hestercombe and the South West, we bring together the largest survey of his original artworks and objects ever seen in one place.


Born 300 years ago, on 28th February 1720, C. W. Bampfylde was a talented and multifaceted ‘amateur’ artist. As the former owner of Hestercombe, he designed and built the now restored C18th landscape garden, in addition to producing a swathe of landscape and topographical sketches, paintings and etchings both at Hestercombe and throughout the South West.

Private collectors and national institutions have kindly loaned us original works that will tell the story of Bampfylde’s life through five different aspects: Bampfylde at home; as a garden designer and architect; Bampfylde by the sea; as an artist; and Bampfylde the Georgian socialite.

This archival exhibition will open to the public on 1st March and run for a year in conjunction with several other contemporary exhibitions and many events exploring the fascinating life of this influential person as part of Bampfylde 300.

This exhibition is open from 1st March 2020 until February 2021.

Entry to the exhibition is free with garden admission.


Tim Martin

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Coplestone Warre Bampfylde

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