Ash­ley Combe House:

Somerset Life - - ADA LOVELACE DAY -

The King fam­ily owned Ash­ley Combe, Yearnor, Cul­bone, Sparkhayes and Brat­ton near Mine­head. Ash­ley Combe was an Ital­ianate Lovelace man­sion of 1866 and im­proved at great ex­pense for Wil­liam King and Ada’s hon­ey­moon. It was built in the style of an Ital­ian cas­tle and there were sev­eral tun­nels in the grounds. The house has been de­mol­ished but a group of es­tate cot­tages dat­ing to 1936 still stand. There are some re­mains of the house, in­clud­ing the en­trance to the serv­ing wing, re­tain­ing walls and the re­mains of a cov­ered gar­den.

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