Lodge Park was built during the 17th-century grandstand by John 'Crump' Dutton, "fuelled by his passion for deer coursing, gambling, banqueting and entertaining". It is open March to May and October, Fridays to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays and June to September on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays. Sherborne Park Estate is a working estate and "has an abundance of wildlife, from fallow and roe deer to badgers and foxes", according to the National Trust who oversee the property.
The Lodge is reputed to be haunted by the sounds of footsteps on the wooden staircase. These have been attributed to Dutton himself.
Pictured left is the Great Room courtesy of Celuici.
Aldsworth, near Cheltenham,
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For further information, please read Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust by Sian Evans.