Dyrham Park


Dyrham Park

Dyrham Park is a baroque mansion in an ancient deer park near the village of Dyrham in Gloucestershire, England.

Description

The house is set in 274 acres (1.1 km²) of gardens and parkland. The west front of 1692 was commissioned from the Huguenot architect, Samuel Hauduroy, and the west (garden) front of 1704 from William Talman, architect of Chatsworth, by William Blathwayt, who was Secretary at War to William III.

Dyrham Park is known for its collection including important examples of Dutch decorative arts and for 18th-century additions, including furniture by Gillow and Linnell. The property is now owned by the National Trust, which took it over from the Government in 1961, who had purchased it from the Blathwayt family in 1956.

Access

The house and garden are open to the public from March to December, and the park all year, from late morning to about 5 pm. There is a bus service from Bath Spa railway station.

Events

Popular music concerts are held in the park from time to time in the summer.

Associations

Dyrham Park was one of the houses used as a filming location for the 1993 Merchant Ivory film "The Remains of the Day" (others included Badminton House and Powderham Castle).

External links

* [http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-dyrhampark/ Dyrham Park information at the National Trust]


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