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Sherborne Park (Sherborne House) (Sherbourne House)

  • Earlier Houses: The current house was built on the foundations of the medieval hunting lodge of Winchcombe Abbey, which was converted into a house after the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

    Built / Designed For: John "Crump" Dutton

    House & Family History: During the 1950s and 60s the house was let by the Kings School, a boarding school whose most famous alum was Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac. The 4,144-acre Sherborne Estate (but not the house) was bequeathed to the National Trust at the death of Charles Dutton, 7th Baron Sherborne, in 1982. The estate is primarily comprised of the former park of the house and most of Sherborne Village. Sherborne Park, seat of the Dutton family since the 16th century, was sold in 1971 and converted to flats in 1982.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Grade I-listed Lodge Park, erected in the 17th century by John "Crump" Dutton, is an impressive grandstand built to view deer coursing and for gambling, banquets, and parties. Possibly inspired by Inigo Jones's Banqueting House in Whitehall, this important building went through a succession of uses for hundreds of years after it's creator's death; it was saved and restored by the National Trust and today retains many of it original features. Although the restoration work respects the integrity of the original design, the main infrastructure is modern. England's only surviving 17th century deer course and grandstand, it is open to the public and can be booked for weddings.

    Chapel & Church: The Church of St. Mary Magdalene adjoins the house. The Grade II*-listed church, which was substantially rebuilt in the mid-19th century, has a late 13th century core.

  • Architect: Charles Bridgeman

    Date: 1720s
    Designed: Landscaping for Sir John Dutton, 2nd Bt.

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    Architect: Anthony Salvin

    Date: Circa 1841
    Designed: Interior alterations

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    Architect: Valentine Strong

    Date: 1651–53
    Designed: House for John Dutton

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    Architect: Lewis William Wyatt

    Date: 1829-34
    Designed: Rebuilt house for 2nd Lord Sherborne

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  • Title: Creating Paradise: The Building of the English Country House, 1660-1880
    Author: Wilson, Richard; Mackley, Alan
    Year Published: 2000
    Publisher: London: Hambledon and London
    ISBN: 1852852526
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Country Houses of Gloucestershire: Volume Three, 1830-2000, The
    Author: Kingsley, Nicholas; Hill, Michael
    Year Published: 2001
    Publisher: Sussex: Phillimore
    ISBN: 1860771203
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Disintegration of a Heritage: Country Houses and their Collections, 1979-1992, The
    Author: Sayer, Michael
    Year Published: 1993
    Publisher: Norfolk: Michael Russell (Publishing)
    ISBN: 0859551970
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "Springwatch" (2017 - BBC TV series). "Winterwatch" (2018 - BBC TV series).
  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Thomas Dutton, 1551-81; William Dutton, 1581-1618; John "Crump" Dutton, 1618-52. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: John "Crump" Dutton, 1652-57; Sir Ralph Dutton, 1st Bt., until 1720; Sir John Dutton, 2nd Bt., 1720-43; James Lenox Naper, 1743-76; James Naper Dutton, 1st Baron Sherborne, 1776-1820; John Dutton, 2nd Baron Sherborne, 1820-62; James Henry Legge Dutton, 3rd Baron Sherborne, 1862-83; Edward Lenox Dutton, 4th Baron Sherborne, 1883-1919; Frederick George Dutton, 5th Baron Sherborne, 1919-20; James Huntly Dutton, 6th Baron Sherborne, 1920-49; Charles Dutton, 7th Baron Sherborne, 1949-71; Dutton family here from 1551 until 1971.

    Current Ownership Type: The National Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Mixed Use

    Ownership Details: The estate is owned by the National Trust and open to the public; the house has been converted into condos.

  • House Open to Public: No Access to House - Grounds Open to Public

    Phone: 01451-844-130

    Fax: 01249-844-131

    Email: lodgepark@nationaltrust.org.uk

    Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No