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The medieval deer park was licensed in 1301.

The site was bought by Philip Dunne  in 1679, and remains in the family.

The garden appears to have been worked on by Gertrude Jekyll around 1900.

An arboretum was designed in the 1960s by James Russell.

A lodge was added in the 1960s by Raymond Erith, with interior by John Fowler.

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HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT

The Gatley estate was purchased in 1679 by Philip Dunne (died 1699) following the death in 1673 of the widow of Sir Sampson Eure (died 1644), sometime Attorney General in Wales and MP for Leominster, under whom the house had been rebuilt. The estate has descended in the Dunne family ever since.
 

People associated with this site

Architect: Raymond Charles Erith (born 07/08/1904 died 30/11/1973)

Designer: Gertrude Jekyll (born 29/11/1843 died 08/12/1932)

Designer: James Philip Cuming Russell (born 03/04/1920 died 28/04/1996)

Features

gate lodge

Feature created: 1960 to 1969

Creator: Raymond Charles Erith (born 07/08/1904 died 30/11/1973)

drive

gate

hedge

tree feature

Feature created: 1960 to 1969

Creator: James Philip Cuming Russell (born 03/04/1920 died 28/04/1996)

Arboretum

garden terrace

kitchen garden