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Kingston Maurward in Dorset

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George Pitt had the house built between 1717 and 1720 probably designed by the architect John James of Greenwich he lived there until he died in 1734. He was married to Laura Grey who lived in the Elizabethan Manor House which belonged to the Greys for generations. The Mauwards had been ancient Lords of the area and the estate passed to the Greys through marriage.

Thomas Hardy was a frequent visitor to the house as a boy during the mid 1800's. The formal gardens were laid out between 1918 - 1920 and during the war the house was occupied by American Service men. The Parkland was used as a fuel dump for the D Day landings.

Since 1990 the gardens have been extensively restored. The gardens and animal park are open to the public all year round. There are donkeys and Shetland Ponies which are firm favourites with the children.

There are very breeds of including Angora, kune kune pigs and a popular Vietnamese pot bellied pig. They all have names. There is also a large collection of guinea pigs, rabbits, ducks and chickens as well as baby animals to be bottle feed depending on the season.

There is a play and picnic area, a refreshment kiosk and a visitor centre providing information on things to look out for in the rounds. The shop sells small gifts and plants.

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telephone: 01305 215000
address:  Dorchester

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