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Brief description of site

Dunham Massey has a 17th-century deer park which was remodelled with formal park landscaping from the late-17th to the mid-18th century. It is now a country park enclosing ornamental gardens and is owned by the National Trust.

Brief history of site

The area has been the site of a deer park since at least 1353. Dunham Massey has a late-17th- to mid-18th-century landscape park. It was originally a 17th-century deer park. The site was taken over by the National Trust in 1976.

Location information:

Address: Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4SJ

Locality: Warrington

Local Authorities:

Greater Manchester; Trafford; Dunham Massey

Historical County: Cheshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 109 Grid Ref: SJ735874
Latitude: 53.3828 Longitude: -2.39986


3 miles south-west of Altrincham, off the A56.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

0161 941 1025.
Park and garden core hours 11am to 5pm. Park open all year. Garden closed November to March. Check for variations.

Visitor information:

Parking. WCs. Refreshments. Part disabled access. Shop. Dogs (on leads in deer park).

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Site first created: After 1353

Main period of development: Late 17th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 105

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