SJ7487 : Dunham Massey Deer House

taken 1 year ago, near to Dunham Town, Trafford, Great Britain

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Dunham Massey Deer House
Dunham Massey Deer House
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. 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. This deer barn, thought to date from 1740, is where the winter feed for Dunham's deer herd would have been stored. It is a Grade II listed Building (LinkExternal link Historic England List Entry Number: 1121923).
Dunham Massey Hall and Park :: SJ7387

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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Friday, 18 September, 2020   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 20 September, 2020
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Historic sites and artefacts  Country estates 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 743 873 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.9205N 2:23.2424W
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English Heritage  Listed Building  Parkland  National Trust  Deer Park  18th Century  Grade II  Deer Sanctuary  Eighteenth Century  Deer Barn  Dunham Massey Estate  Visitor Attraction  Historic England  Grade II (Star)  Listed Garden or Park 

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