Stalbridge, Dorset

Stalbridge Park, Stalbridge, between Shaftesbury and Sherborne, was one of the estates inherited by Robert Boyle. He spent some time there in his youth. It was demolished in 1822 and only the gateposts remain. [Frederick Treves, Highways & Byways in Dorset, Macmillan, London, 1906, p.34] says the posts are surmounted "by the heads of needlessly ferocious heraldic beasts" - I don't know if the heads remain.

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