Friday, 6 January 2012

Dunham Massey..................................................... the Slaughterhouse

 I was asked a few of questions about the Slaughterhouse in the Deer Park at Dunham Massey.

These images are from last April... hence all the green leaves.

If this post makes no sense please scroll down and read the last few...

The Slaughterhouse in the Deer Park at Dunham Massey.

The building is old...really really old!... it was built in 1740.

The interior has information boards.....

....showing and telling it's history.

I hope this cropped image is large enough for you to read.... click on the image to make it bigger.

The park is large and the deer can wander around most of the estate.
People are asked to stay clear of a big chunk of the park......the deer do get some peace.

Dunham Massey is a wonderful place to visit.

28 comments:

Eva Ason said...

Hi Andrew, that seems to be a lovely place to visit, beautiful photos. And it was possible to read that sign perfectly. Very interesting.
Have a great Day!

Eva

Joop Zand said...

Very nice and interesting pictures Andrew....the first two has beautiful light.......good work again.

Greetings, Joop

Carole Meisenhelter said...

it certainly does look like an interesting visit Andrew. Love the 'greens'. Was able to read the signage fine and noted about the possibility of louvre windows for air circulation on the hung carcasses. Nice photos; thanks for sharing

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...I haven't forgotten you , but it looks like in your past few posts that you have had many comments!!
I have been through the last 3 ...I am always amazed at all the history you show us ...so very interesting to read and view...!!
Your BWW post was lovely of the Swan with the drops of water and the Gull with his wings..very nice!!
The Old STUMP comical...,and the birch trees I loved..and I can't believe you have daffodils coming up ..what in the world is going on ; }
Gracexxx

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Okay, you'll laugh at this...I did. I am really working at reading the sign inside the slaughter house, then when done I scroll down further and see you've placed a photo of the sign! Duh! Very interesting.

Jeremy said...

Looks like a great place to visit, Andrew. Nice photos; particularly like the deer shot.

Pantherka said...

Very nice photos. Beautiful place to visit.
Greetings Andrew and I wish you a wonderful weekend.
Zdeňka

Denise said...

Hi Andrew, I have had a very enjoyable time catching up on your posts just now. What a super place this is, very interesting and love the old buildings. Happy New Year!

TexWisGirl said...

gelding (gilting) the deer is something i hadn't thought of before, but i suppose that made the meat much more pleasant for his lordship's table. :)

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Delightful very old building and history. The Deer Park must be a wonderful place to ramble and relax.

Marianne said...

I love your blog, Andrew, but the story of Marbury Hall broke my heart. What a shame that such a wonderful place should be allowed to fall into ruin.

Jeanne said...

I don't suppose that this is the slaughterhouse that was used in the movie "The Queen", but it definitely reminds me of it. Very nice and glad you posted some more on this. Interesting.

Rose said...

I enjoyed the bit of history about it...

Jean said...

Nice info and great photos.
I love that massive tree in the last photo. What is it?

missing moments said...

It is always interesting to me how deer look different in various parts of the country and world.

Chinatours said...

It seems that nobody in China would spend any time in remembering a slaughter house~~

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Hi Andrew, thanks soooooo much for stopping by in Perth. I have just spent the last ten minutes looking at your photo's. Bliss!! Your bird images are just exquisite (love the header pic) I have a bit of a 'love affair' with birds too, I get so many wild birds in my garden (well I do feed them haha!. Your trip around Dunham Massey was fascinating, oh how they used to live!! I agree about the crowds though, I get really annoyed when everyone in Perth seems to want to be in the same place as me!! Anyway really look forward to seeing more.

forgetmenot said...

What a unique and interesting old building! Love the deer shot, and your header picture is sensational! Mickie :)

The Herald said...

Excellent and interesting series of posts about Dunham Massey Andrew.

You have a knack of supplying just the right amount of information to make for an enjoyable read...[;o)

ADRIAN said...

It is a wonderful building.....a great day out.

BlueShell said...

THOSE ARE Overwhelming!Awesome!, breathtaking!!!
The artist's work, Andrew!
I'm taking photograph lessons...LOL...with a CD...hang on...I'll be in touch...hehehehehh

Today I posted a sad poem:It’s about birth and dead…a lonely, poor woman gives birth all alone surrounded with misery and hunger, after a day’s work in the farm…During the night she has her baby but she is too weak, fragile…so she dies…
The sound of the church bells spread the news of her death…and people say” She’s in Peace, now…let that be so.”!

Hope you like it...I have the translator...

Kiss you!
Isabel, A.K.A. BShell

Red Nomad OZ said...

Of course I just HAD to look more closely at a post with 'slaughterhouse' in the title!! Not only are the pix great, but the journey from 'death' to 'sanctuary' is fascinating!

JM said...

Glad the place has become a sanctuary and the slaughterhouse is nothing but a monument now.

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

The information on the slaughterhouse is fab, and those deer are so alluring.

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Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant photos, but, I love the last one, superb.

Kovács Miklós said...

Hi Andrew,
Old building is very nice and seems it's in quite good conditions in spite of its ages. Last picture is lovely. Thanks for sharing!
Greetings Miklos

Sandra said...

my uncle had a slaughterhouse here in Georgia USA but it was not like this one. beautiful photo and love that old building.

carmen said...

Lindo lugar, interesantes fotos