The Lydiard Archives | The Friends of Lydiard Park

The Lydiard Archives: A thousand years of history online
The Lydiard Archives are a unique digital collection of objects, records, reports and ephemera documenting the thousand-year history of Lydiard House and Park. Created by volunteers with a passion for preservation and accessibility, The Lydiard Archives are managed by The Friends of Lydiard Park, an independent charity formed to protect, conserve and educate people about this beautiful historic estate with its Palladian house, ancient church, walled garden, and rolling parkland.


Protecting, conserving
and enhancing
Lydiard House and Park.

The Friends of Lydiard Park are an independent charity supporting and promoting interest in this significant Palladian house and its beautiful, much-loved grounds.
Lydiard House and Park, ancestral home of the St.John family, is a beautiful country house and parkland set in the Wiltshire countryside. Along with the comprehensive museum within the house and the beautifully restored 17th century walled garden, the adjacent church of St.Mary’s is one of the country’s most extraordinary repositories of exquisite 17th century monuments.By joining the Friends of Lydiard Park you will be part of a large sociable group helping to ensure that this important part of our local and national heritage is more widely recognised, enjoyed and preserved for future generations.
We welcome your interest in Lydiard whether that’s in history, art and architecture, gardens and the natural environment, or simply because you love visiting the park.

Member Benefits
Free entry to Lydiard House and walled garden
Reduced price entry to programme of talks & events
Invitations to social events in May and at Christmas
Summer outing to historic house/garden destinations
Private members access to St. John & related families database
Opportunities to get involved in special projects