Dyrham Park, South Gloucestershire

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purdey12345 on February 29, 2008

Dyrham Park has been substantially altered since it was originally built in the 17th century. It became a National Trust property in 1961. The single storey section at the left of the image is the orangery.

EVA_L on March 5, 2008

Wonderful park! What was in this building, purdey? Greetings from Ukraine. Eva

purdey12345 on March 5, 2008

It is a lovely place eva. It is sometimes used as a setting for movies. The house or 'stately home' was built between 1691 and 1702 for William Blathwayt, King William III's Secretary at War and Secretary of State. There would have been several changes of owner over the years. The estate was probably handed over to the National Trust in order not to have to pay death duties when the last owner died. The National Trust is a non-profit organisation that preserves old buildings and land for everyone to enjoy. There's more information here Best wishes from the UK, purdey

EVA_L on March 5, 2008

Thanks for link, purdey! Beautiful nature and fantastic park architecture. I was in one English park. It is delightful. By the way, there prepared a very delicious ale. Greetings from Ukraine. Eva

Andre Speek on September 22, 2008

Ah... I thought it was your place Mr. P... ;)

purdey12345 on September 22, 2008

I couldn't afford the fuel bills Andre :-(

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