SJ7387 : The New Café at Dunham Massey

taken 5 years ago, near to Little Bollington, Cheshire, Great Britain

The New Café at Dunham Massey
The New Café at Dunham Massey
The visitor facilities at Dunham were designed in the early 1980s for visitor numbers of 250,000 per year, however current visitor figures are double this and this new, recently-opened visitor centre and café has been designed and built to relieve pressure on the older facilities.

Situated next to the car park, the building is at a lower level to the car park to reduce the visual impact and it is screened by existing mature trees and significant new planting. The building is of contemporary design and structure, but utilises traditional estate materials such as brickwork, timber and pitched slate roofs. The construction references a number of design details found in other estate buildings.

Work on landscaping the external areas around the building is still continuing.

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Dunham Massey Hall and Park
Dunham Massey Hall and garden are immediately west of the village of Dunham Town, with the deer park, the only medieval park in Trafford to survive to the present day, lying to the south of the hall.

The present hall was initially built in 1616, but was later remodelled for George, Earl of Stamford and Warrington between 1732 and 1740; it was also altered towards the end of the eighteenth century and in the early twentieth century. During the First World War, the hall was used as a military hospital.

The hall and grounds were donated to the National Trust by the last Earl of Stamford, in 1976 They are open to the public and are amongst Britain’s leading visitor attractions, with almost 200000 people visiting in 2010 (LinkExternal link ). The hall itself, the stables, and the carriage house of Dunham Massey are all Grade I listed buildings
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Date Taken
Friday, 9 May, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 May, 2014
Geographical Context
Country estates 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7332 8738 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:22.9552N 2:24.1537W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 7332 8741
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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