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Tatton Park - Mansion

Knutsford, Cheshire

Tatton Park was owned by the Egerton Family from 1598, but it was not until the 18th Century when it became their main residence and the present mansion was completed in 1716.

From 1758 improvements to the house and estate began, including the installation of a Rococo interior in the Drawing Room - later to become the Dining Room. During the 1770ís, the architect Samuel Wyatt was commissioned to produce designs for a Neo-Classical Mansion house on the present site,  and the first stage was completed  in 1791.

The Mansion was completed and furnished in very elegant and fashionable style during (1781-1856), but on a reduced scale to the original plans. Lewis William Wyatt, the nephew of Samuel Wyatt, designed many of the interiors you see today and Wilbraham Egerton was responsible for the purchase of many of the fine paintings and artefacts within the collection including much of the Gillow furniture.

   Rich Daley

Further alterations were made to the Mansion in the 19th century. In the 1860ís an upper floor was added to the family wing, and the addition of the Family Entrance Hall in 1884 which became an informal access to the Mansion. Also at this time Tatton became one of the first houses outside London to benefit from the installation of an electrical system which was powered by a plant on the estate.

There are a number of other attractions at Tatton Park including:

Tatton Park is owned by the National Trust but since 1960 has been leased back to Cheshire Country Council who have since managed and financed the property on their behalf.


Further information Grid

 

Location:

Tatton Park Mansion, Knutsford, Cheshire

Ceremonial County: Cheshire

Grid Reference:

SJ750817

Map Link:

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Best Times to Visit:

 

E-mail:

tatton@cheshire.gov.uk

Website:

Tatton Park Mansion

www.tattonpark.org.uk

National Trust

Other useful websites:

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Classification:

Historic Houses

Date Updated: 07/2008
 

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Planning Grid

Location:

Tatton Park Mansion, Knutsford, Cheshire

Grid Reference:

SJ750817

Getting there:

Tatton Park is signposted from Junction 7 of the M56 and Junction 19 of the M6. The entrance to the park is approximately half a mile from Knutsford Railway Station.

Access:

Via two entrances the Knutsford entrance near Knutsford Station or the Main Entrance off Ashley Road.

Parking:

Plenty of parking in the Park itself. £4.50 entrance fee per car to the Park which includes parking and £2.50 for Blue Badge Holders

Facilities:

Farm Shop, pottery.

Things To Do, See and Photograph:

 

What to take:

 

Nature highlights:

 

Address:

Tatton Park

Knutsford

Cheshire

Postcode:

WA16 6QN

Telephone:

General Enquiries: 01625 374400

Tatton Infoline: 01625 374435

Opening times:

15/03/200 to 28/09/2008 Tues-Sun 1pm-5pm (last entry 4pm)

25/10/2008 to 02/11/2008  daily 1pm-5pm (last entry 4pm)

Guided Tour at 12 noon

Charges:

Adult £4; Child (4-15) £2; Family (2+3) £10.

FREE entry to National Trust Members

Guided Tours: £2.50 in addition to mansion and park entry prices

Photo Restrictions:

 

Other Restrictions:  
Special Needs Access: Blue badge parking is available close to the Farm by prior arrangement. Cobbled approach to the toilets at Home Farm.
Special Needs Facilities: toilets available at Home Farm during attraction opening times. Electric buggies and manual wheelchairs available for loan.
Children Facilities: Baby changing facilities.
Dogs Allowed: Assistance dogs allowed

CIN Page Ref:

tatton_park_mansion

Date Updated: 07/2008

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