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Sherborne Park (Sherborne House)

  • Earlier Houses: The current house was probably built on foundations of the earlier 16th century house.

    Built / Designed For: 2nd Lord Sherborne

    House & Family History: The Sherborne Estate (4,144 acres) came to the National Trust in 1987. The Estate is primarily comprised of the former Park (including Lodge Park) of the House, and most of Sherborne Village. Sherborne Park, seat of the family (lords Sherborne) since the 16th century, was sold in 1970. The House has been divided into condos.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Lodge Park, built in the 17th century by John "Crump" Dutton, is an impressive grandstand built to house gambling, banquets, and parties. In 1742, after the death of its creator, Lodge Park went through a succession of uses for the next 200 years; 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. It is England's only surviving deer course and grandstand.

  • Architect: Lewis William Wyatt

    Date: 1829-34
    Designed: 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

  • Past Seat / Home of: John "Crump" Dutton, 17th century; James Henry Legge Dutton, 3rd Baron Sherborne, 19th century; Dutton family here from 1551 until circa 1980.

    Current Ownership Type: The National Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

    Ownership Details: The Estate is owned by the National Trust and open to the public; the House is in private ownership and has been converted into condos.

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Only

    Phone: 01451-844-130

    Fax: 01249-844-131

    Email: lodgepark@nationaltrust.org.uk

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

    Historic Houses Member: No