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Dyrham Park, formal gardens

Dyrham Park, deer park


Brief description of site

Dyrham Park has the remains of an early formal garden layout and landscape park. Most of the features of the formal garden are no longer extant. The gardens extend to around five hectares, while the park covers some 105 hectares.

Brief history of site

The development of the present site dates from a grant of free warren to Robert Walerand in 1259. By 1311 Sir William Russel's estate at Dyrham is recorded as a capital messuage with garden and dovecote. In 1511 a licence to impark 500 acres (about 202 hectares) in the manor of Dyrham was granted to Sir William Denys, although only some 250 acres (about 100 hectares) appear to have been taken in to form what is now known as the Old Park. The construction of the baroque formal gardens took place from around the end of the 17th century to the beginning of the 18th century, with advice from George London.

Location information:

Address: Dyrham, Dyrham and Hinton, SN14 8ER

Locality: Near Bath

Local Authorities:

South Gloucestershire; Dyrham and Hinton

Historical County: Gloucestershire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 172 Grid Ref: ST742757
Latitude: 51.4797 Longitude: -2.37291


The gardens can be reached from junction 18 at the M4, then via the A46.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The gardens are open from March to December, every day at high season but only on weekends through the winter.

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: historic house

Site first created: After 1259

Main period of development: Late 17th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 110

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