Monday, 9 April 2012

Dunham Massey green room

The 18th century mansion at Dunham Massey is open to the public again (the wonderful grounds and winter garden are open throughout the year). There are some impressive rooms and opulence aplenty here. The architect of the building fell to his death through the roof during the final stages of construction and it is said that he still haunts the hall to this very day...

The area has been noted since Anglo Saxon times, with "dun" meaning hill. Dunham was the seat of the Masseys. The importance of Dunham is further emphasised in the de Massey family havng three castles in the area, namely Dunham Castle and Watch Hill Castle on the Dunham Massey border with Bowdon, and Ullerwood Castle in Hale. In 1409 the estate came into the hands of the Booth family and George Booth started work on the present building in 1616.


  1. Very interesting room with beautiful artwork and rich furniture!The chandelier is awesome!

  2. Must be a joy reading there. Please have a good Tuesday.

  3. A beautiful room. I adore seeing older homes.

  4. Gorgeous! Is this in Manchester?? I hope so!

  5. Hi Chrissy,

    I used to live within walking distance of Dunham Massey. I live further away now - but I like to pop back from time to time.




  6. Dunham Massey is a National Trust property in splendid grounds, about 12 miles south-west from central Manchester. An easy drive if you have a car, or a tram and bus or tram and taxi.


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