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About Dunham Massey
This handsome 18th century red brick house was built around an Elizabethan moated manor house, built by the first George Booth. The newer hall is the work of George Booth, 2nd Earl of Warrington, to a design by John Norris which was dictated by the original Tudor building. It is surrounded by a magnificent 250 acre deer park which still contains deer, and an original working mill, also put up by the first George Booth.
Early in the 20th century Dunham was the subject of alteration carried out by the architect J.C.Hall, he added the elaborate stone centrepiece to the south front, and the state rooms were redecorated at around the same time under the direction of Percy Macquoid, a noted furniture historian.
The house is now in the hands of the National Trust, and has over 30 rooms open to public view. These are simply overwhelming with several lavish collections including paintings. Of particular interest is Guercino's, Mars, Venus, and Cupid with Saturn as Time. In Queen Anne's Room there is a fine display of silver. The Library is superb, it has a crucifix hanging above the mantelpiece which is the work of Grinling Gibbons, and set beside the bookcases there are models of the heavens. Everywhere you look there is a feast for the eye, even the servants quarters have been restored to show what life was like below stairs when this sumptuous house was in its hey-day.
The gardens show a lovely orangery, a Victorian well house, and a wealth of beautiful plants, flowers and trees. There are lovely shaded places to relax beside pleasant ponds after completing your tour of the house.
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