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Dunham Massey

Altrincham, Cheshire

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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 See Larger Image

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Landscaped Gardens. 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.

The sawmill probably built in 1616 has had it's giant waterwheel restored to full working order.

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Other buildings include:-
  • An 18th century sandstone obelisk at the end of the north vista from the Hall.

  • A Wellhouse built in 1720 that supplied water to the hall until the 1860's.

  • Early 18th century sundial, depicting a black slave clad in leaves

  • The stable buildings

  • The Slaughterhouse

  • The deer house

The Deer House See Larger Image

Phil Champion

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Dunham Slaughter House See Larger Image
   Phil Champion

Island Pool, Dunham Park See Larger Image
Ray Blow

Location: Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire

Grid Reference: SJ735874 Ceremonial County: Cheshire

Map Link: StreetMap

Aerial photo: 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.
Website: National Trust
Other Useful Websites: Wiki
Email: dunhammassey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Address: Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire
Postcode:  WA14 4SJ Telephone: 0161 941 1025

Opening Times: Park Open all year except Dec 25th 9am-5pm

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 22.60;
Garden only Adult 6.35; Child 3.15; Family 15.85

Parking: Car 5; Motorbike 1.50

Nearby Locations: Tatton Park     Lyme Park
Other Location Pages: Cheshire Top Attractions    Where to Photograph Deer

Notes: Dogs on lead in Deer Park. Other facilities include NT Shop, Restaurant, toilets etc.





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