Spectacular late 17th-century mansion, garden and deer park
Dyrham Park is a beautiful baroque country house set in 110 hectares (274 acres) of garden and parkland, designed by Talman for William Blathwayt, Secretary at War during the reign of William III. As a consquence of Blathwayt's royal connections and influential uncle, Thomas Povey, the house was to become a showcase for his taste in Dutch decorative arts. The collection includes delftware, paintings and furniture; later 18th-century additions include furniture by Gillow and Linnell. Amongst the restored Victorian domestic rooms are kitchens, tenants' hall and delft-tiled dairy
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Description of image - A close view of fallen beech leaves and cobnuts amongst the moss-covered roots of a tree.
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Credit for photograph: David Noton
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