Thursday, 5 May 2011
A lovely walk around Tatton Park
It was another really hot day, and although there were lots of visitors, the gardens are so huge that we didn’t feel crowded.
We visited Tatton Park, ancestral home of the Egerton family. It was another really hot day, and although there were lots of visitors, the gardens are so huge that we didn’t feel crowded. The bluebells in the woods were really beautiful!
At the time of Regency Cheshire, The Beauties of England and Wales (1801) reported that the house was being rebuilt: ‘The building is situated in the midst of a park, containing nearly 2500 acres of arable and pasture land. It stands on an elevated spot of ground, from the front of which a lawn gradually declines to the level of Tatton-mere, a fine piece of water … The designs for the house were given by Mr (Samuel) Wyatt, and are conceived in a style of elegant simplicity, but only part of the edifice is yet finished.’ Several more years passed before the house was completed by Samuel’s nephew Lewis.