East Lambrook

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East Lambrook
East Lambrook Manor Gardens - geograph.org.uk - 419777.jpg
East Lambrook Manor
East Lambrook is located in Somerset
East Lambrook
East Lambrook
East Lambrook shown within Somerset
OS grid reference ST431190
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district TA13
Dialling code 01935
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
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50°58′03″N 2°48′40″W / 50.9676°N 2.8110°W / 50.9676; -2.8110Coordinates: 50°58′03″N 2°48′40″W / 50.9676°N 2.8110°W / 50.9676; -2.8110

East Lambrook is an English village situated in the civil parish of Kingsbury Episcopi, within the South Somerset district of Somerset. It is noted particularly for its manor gardens.


East Lambrook Manor is a small 15th-century manor house.[1] It has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building.[2]

The manor was bought in 1939 by Margery Fish and her husband W. G. Fish. The gardens were planted by Margery Fish from 1938 until her death in 1969. She wrote several books on such "cottage gardens", some still in print, and held the National Collection of Geraniums.[3] She also assembled a large collection of snowdrop species.[4]

The gardens have been preserved and remain open to the public under subsequent owners.


The Anglican Church of St James dates from the 12th century.[5] The parish is part of the benefice of Martock with Kingsbury Episcopi and Ash within the Diocese of Bath and Wells.[6]

The pub in the village is the Rose and Crown, which dates from the 17th century.[7][8]

Other nearby places of interest include the Burrow Hill Cider Farm,[9] where apple cider and apple brandy are made by traditional methods.


The village has a service of one Monday-to-Friday bus between the villages of Isle Brewers and Street, Somerset.[10] The nearest railway station is Yeovil Pen Mill (10 miles, 16 km).[11]

The A303 main road between Basingstoke, Hampshire, and Honiton, Devon, passes 2.5 miles (4 km) to the south of the village.


  1. ^ "East Lambrook Manor Garden, East Lambrook". Somerset Historic Environment Record. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  2. ^ "East Lambrook Manor and forecourt wall". Images of England. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  3. ^ "East Lambrook Manor Garden". Gardenvisit.com. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  4. ^ "Snowdrops: White magic". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  5. ^ "Church of St. James". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  6. ^ "St James's, East Lambrook". A Church Near You. Church of England. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  7. ^ "Welcome". Rose and Crown. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  8. ^ "Rose and Crown Inn". National heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 3 October 2016. 
  9. ^ Newspaper report Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  10. ^ Bus times Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  11. ^ National Rail Retrieved 11 May 2018.

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