DiCamillo Companion


  • Earlier Houses: There were a number of earlier buildings, including a Medieval pele tower, on, or near, the site of the current house.

    House & Family History: The 19th century writer and literary reviewer Elizabeth Julia Hasell (1830-87) was born and lived her entire life at Dalemain.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The grounds include a herbaceous terrace, the Elizabethan Knot Garden, and the Wild Garden. The Silver Fir Abies Cephalonica, which has the largest girth in the UK, was a mid-19th century gift from the botanist Joseph Banks. Dalemain is part of the Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Dalemain World Marmalade Festival has been held on the estate every spring since 2005. A charitable event, the festival has raised over £250,000 for palliative care.

  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. I, p. 95, 1854.

    Country Life: CXI, 736 plan, 820, 908, 1952.

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Grade II*

  • Current Seat / Home of: Robert Hasell McCosh; McCosh family here since 1679.

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: John de Morville, 12th century. Layton family, 13th century until 15th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Layton family, 15th century until 1675. Sir Edward Hasell, 1675-1707; Edward (Blackcap) Hasell, 1707-81; Williams Hasell, 1781-86.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01768-486-450

    Fax: 01768-486-223

    Email: tourism@dalemain.com

    Website: https://www.dalemain.com

    Awards: HHA/Christie's Garden of the Year Award 2013.

    Historic Houses Member: Yes