Retirement development named after local historical family

News posted

20th August 2013

One of the area’s most famous historical families – the Maynards – are being remembered in the naming of a new retirement apartment development in Great Easton.

Maynard House is the chosen name of the apartment project currently under construction by Retirement Villages Group Ltd which is using this latest building work to rename its entire village in Great Easton from The Moat House to Moat Park.

“The name changes mark a new era for this village” explained Sarah Burgess, Group Sales and Marketing Director, ”We specifically wanted to include the Maynard title as this family have a rich heritage connected with this area and we wanted to celebrate this fact.”

The Maynards were a local family dating back to the 18th Century and were great benefactors throughout Little and Great Easton.

A total of 26 apartments are being built in the grounds of Moat Park which is already the setting for an established care home. The care home has been known as The Moat House for many years and will keep its name to retain a sense of continuity and to echo the surroundings of the development which still has the moat.

A public launch of the apartments takes place on September 12 and 13th. This event is appointment only. More information and to book an appointment, call: 01371 483360 or visit for more information.