SJ7387 : Deer Park, Dunham Massey

taken 9 years ago, near to Little Bollington, Cheshire, Great Britain

Deer Park, Dunham Massey
Deer Park, Dunham Massey
Dunham has had a herd of deer for hundreds of years. The deer park is the only medieval park in Trafford to survive to the present day; the earliest record of Dunham's deer park dates from 1353.

Four colours of fallow deer roam Dunham Massey: black, common, menil and white. The bucks grow new antlers each year, ready for the autumn rut. The present herd numbers approximately 150 fallow deer. A large section of the southern side of the park is set aside as a deer sanctuary which is marked by a low log barrier; members of the public are asked to keep out of this area and not approach the deer. The deer are, however, remarkably tame and tolerant of visitors.
Dunham Massey Hall and Park

Dunham Massey Hall and garden are immediately west of the village of Dunham Town, with the deer park, the only medieval park in Trafford to survive to the present day, lying to the south of the hall.

The present hall was initially built in 1616, but was later remodelled for George, Earl of Stamford and Warrington between 1732 and 1740; it was also altered towards the end of the eighteenth century and in the early twentieth century. During the First World War, the hall was used as a military hospital.

The hall and grounds were donated to the National Trust by the last Earl of Stamford, in 1976 They are open to the public and are amongst Britainís leading visitor attractions. The hall itself, the stables, and the carriage house of Dunham Massey are all Grade I listed buildings.

The garden houses over 700 plant species, as well as 1,600 trees and shrubs, and it hosts the largest winter garden in Britain (LinkExternal link The Guardian). The Winter Garden has many snowdrops, daffodils and bluebells

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Date Taken
Friday, 29 March, 2013   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 31 March, 2013
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Country estates  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7380 8701 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.7571N 2:23.7189W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7382 8704
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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