The Dunham Massey estate has a Hall (Mansion
House), a Sawmill, landscaped garden and deer park. It has an ancient herd of
fallow deer who roam the 250 acre park.
|The Georgian mansion,
was originally built in 1616 but was later remodelled between 1732 and
1740. It is filled with collections of paintings, furniture and Huguenot
silver. You get to go 'below stairs' to the service wing and discover
how the running of a country house took place. It was used as a military
hospital during the First World War and was donated to the National
Trust in 1976. There are various other buildings around the house
including stables and a carriage house.
Dunham Massey Hall
The site is moated and lies west of the village of Dunham. Enjoy the
plantsman's garden full of native favourites and exotic treasures, then
discover the rare Victorian bark house and Georgian orangery.
The Deer Park. Is
south of the village of Dunham and you can wander around the beautiful
avenues and ponds in the ancient park and spot the fallow deer and many
rare birds. It is the only mediaeval park to survive in Trafford.
probably built in 1616 has had it's giant waterwheel restored to full
|Other buildings include:-
century sandstone obelisk at the end of the north vista from the Hall.
Wellhouse built in 1720 that supplied water to the hall until the 1860's.
18th century sundial, depicting a black slave clad in leaves
The Deer House
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Location: Dunham Massey, Altrincham,
Grid Reference: SJ735874
Google Aerial Photo
Getting there: M6 J19, M56 J7. 3ml SW of
Altrincham off A56
Access: Partly accessible, some cobbles. Many
steps to entrance of building and many stairs inside house.
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Address: Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire
Postcode: WA14 4SJ
Telephone: 0161 941 1025
Opening Times: Park Open all year except Dec
Garden Daily Jan-25 Feb & 31 Oct-31 Dec 11am-4pm; 26 Feb-30 Oct 11am-5.30pm
House 26 Feb-30 Oct, Sat-Wed 11am-5pm.
Saw Mill 26 Feb-30 Oct, Sat-Wed 12noon-4pm.
Charges: House & Gardens: Adult £9.05; Child £4.50; Family
Garden only Adult £6.35; Child £3.15; Family £15.85
Parking: Car £5; Motorbike £1.50
Other Location Pages:
Cheshire Top Attractions
Notes: Dogs on lead in Deer Park. Other
facilities include NT Shop, Restaurant, toilets etc.
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