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Dyrham Town Information

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This is the site of one of the most important battles in medieval history when the Saxon king Ceawlin of Wessex defeated the British in AD 577 before taking Bath, Cirencester and Gloucester.

Dyrham’s 17th century mansion house is replete with wood panels and contains furniture used by the diarists Pepys and Evelyn.

Its first owner was William Blathwayt – Secretary of War between 1686 and 1704 - who collected many Dutch objets d’art.

The sumptuous property was a location for the Hollywood movie ‘Remains of the Day’ and is surrounded by magnificent parkland.

Dyrham Park - Photo © Brian Robert Marshall
Dyrham Park -
Photo: Brian Robert Marshall CCL