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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Lodge Park

Lodge Park was built in 1634 by John 'Crump' Dutton, hunchback and Civil War era politician, as a grandstand for the then popular sport of deer coursing. The surrounding parkland was designed by the well-known garden designer Charles Bridgeman in the 18th century. Visitors to Lodge Park can also wander the paths of the adjacent Sherborne Estate. Both Lodge Park and the Sherborne Estate are managed by the National Trust.

Lodge Park

Visitors to Lodge Park can see the interior which was designed for gambling, banqueting, and entertaining. The interior includes many portraits like the one below of the philosopher John Locke.

John Locke portrait

Lodge Park is located 3 miles east of Northleach on the A40. Visitors to Lodge Park may also want to visit nearby Bibury, Chedworth Roman Villa, Hidcote Manor Garden, Cheltenham or Snowshill Manor and Garden.

Lodge Park
Nr Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL54 3PP
Tel: 01451 844130
Lodge Park Map

© 2010 John Westby

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