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Brief description of site

Dallam Tower has an 18th-century deer park of 75 hectares with 10 hectares of woodland. Other features include a natural rock garden and a water garden. There are also three hectares of 19th- to 20th-century ornamental gardens.

Brief history of site

Dallam Tower has a deer park which dates from the 18th century but probably has earlier origins. There is a plan of 1614 showing a house with formal gardens on the east and west sides. Further ornamental features were added during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
Dallam Tower was originally a pele tower which was created in about 1375. The tower was demolished between 1720 to 1723 and replaced with the present house.

Location information:

Address: Dallam Tower, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7AG

Locality: Milnthorpe, Cumbria

Local Authorities:

Cumbria; South Lakeland; Beetham

Historical County: Westmoreland

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 97 Grid Ref: SD 490 810
Latitude: 54.2222 Longitude: -2.78369


Between Milnthorpe and Arnside, at the junction of the A6 and B5282.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

A public footpath runs through the deer park. The gardens are open only very occasionally. Telephone 01539 563368

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: Before 1614

Main period of development: 19th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 75

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