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Dyrham Park

The house is set in 274 acres (1.1 km²) of gardens and parkland. The west front of 1692 was commissioned from the Huguenot architect, Samuel Hauduroy, and the east front of 1704 fromWilliam Talman, architect of Chatsworth, by William Blathwayt, who was Secretary at War to William III.

Because of Blathwayt’s royal connections, and his influential uncle, Thomas Povey, Dyrham became a showcase of Dutch decorative arts. The collection includes delftware, paintings and furniture. 18th century additions include furniture by Gillow and Linnell. The interiors have remained little altered since decorated by Blathwayt. The Blathwayt family lived at the house until 1956, when the government acquired it. The National Trust acquired it in 1961.

 

 

 

 

Dyrham Park

The house is set in 274 acres (1.1 km²) of gardens and parkland. The west front of 1692 was commissioned from the Huguenot architect, Samuel Hauduroy, and the east front of 1704 fromWilliam Talman, architect of Chatsworth, by William Blathwayt, who was Secretary at War to William III.

Because of Blathwayt’s royal connections, and his influential uncle, Thomas Povey, Dyrham became a showcase of Dutch decorative arts. The collection includes delftware, paintings and furniture. 18th century additions include furniture by Gillow and Linnell. The interiors have remained little altered since decorated by Blathwayt. The Blathwayt family lived at the house until 1956, when the government acquired it. The National Trust acquired it in 1961.

 

 

 

 

comments (23)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Feb 2015, 01:26
Stout looking bollards, Bill...must have had heavy-duty horse carriages in 18th century, heh!
Bill Phillips: Couldn't have the hoi polli parking anywhere they felt like Ray
Nice montage! Quite a history!
Bill Phillips: We seem to have a lot of history E...it's our future I worry about
A fine collage Bill! Thank you for the story.
Bill Phillips: My pleasure Richard
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Feb 2015, 06:37
A wonderful set of images IMHO
Bill Phillips: Thank you. It is a lovely place and I am sure you have been there
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 2 Feb 2015, 07:09
This has lovely grounds, too. I occasionally get to moth-trap there, but the peacocks gather round to eat the moths when they are released if care is not taken
Bill Phillips: It does indeed Lisl.
Dutch decorative arts! Most interesting, Bill. About how far away is that from Droitwich?
Bill Phillips: It is not far from Bath Ginnie so about 70 miles from us.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Feb 2015, 07:46
a fine montage of a beautiful and interesting NT- place!
Bill Phillips: Well worth a visit Philine. Not far from Bath
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Feb 2015, 07:52
That is quite the estate, I Googled it and the grounds are enormous.
Great set of pictures to show the beauty.
Bill Phillips: Not far from Bath and a great place to visit Lady P
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Feb 2015, 08:41
Having been driving past it for nearly 15 years I have still to visit. Impressive frontage, but my favourite shot is the one of the lovely warm mahogany writing cabinet.
Bill Phillips: Well worth a visit Mike...I think I might have posted the cabinet on its own a while back
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 2 Feb 2015, 08:56
You are force ing 'em in mate, have you not considered posting one per day?
Bill Phillips: Nah.....you are in for a treat starting tomorrow.....
Can you imagine living in a place like this? Can you imagine heating this monstrosity?
Bill Phillips: It would be wonderful if I had the income to go with it Mary grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Feb 2015, 11:56
Shykes, to a South African this sounds like an ultimate spaghetti mix. French, English, Dutch - all-in-one. Because he is a pal of the English King the place becomes a showcase of Dutch decorative arts. Not very logical to me, if I didn't know about William and Mary.
Bill Phillips: Well our current royal family are German Louis.......
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Feb 2015, 12:27
Looks very grand and I like the composition in the largest image, especailly, with the sweep of the drive leading into the image.
Bill Phillips: It is rather splendid Alan. Well worth a visit
excellent shots. i especially like the warm tones of the decor.
Bill Phillips: It is lovely inside Ayush
This group make a really good postcard Bill, another fine house I've never heard of.
Bill Phillips: Dust off you NT membership Brian and pay a visit. It is near Bath
Another fine property to put on the must visit list.
Bill Phillips: If you are a NT member Martin then it is a must
Looks good for a visit Bill. Nice collage giving a feel for the place
Bill Phillips: It is lovely Janet, and not too far being near Bath
the two different architectural styles are prominent Bill...
i like the warm tones inside especially the secretary top right....petersmile
Bill Phillips: It is a handsome building Peter and you are so right about the inside
Good collection here Bill
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much John
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Feb 2015, 17:11
I had to Google this place Bill - it looks very interesting, a lovely collection of pictures
Bill Phillips: If you travel south this is a good place to visit Anne
A lovely collage Bill. This is one of our local walking places and the views from the top of the hill (Not far from the start of the Cotswolds) is stunning.
Bill Phillips: It is rather splendid Suzanne and you are lucky having it close by
  • Richard T
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 2 Feb 2015, 19:16
Well what are you posting tomorrow ... There is a weeks worth here and its' only Monday
Bill Phillips: Tomorrow sees the start of a retrospective. This is what proper photographers and artists have so I thought I would too; to lower the tone a little
One gets a hint of Chatsworth in tht frontage.
Bill Phillips: I can see what you mean but chatsworth is on a much grander scale

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