Heritage Open Days: 10-19 Sept. 2021 - what will you discover?!
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Dunshay Manor

Dunshay Manor, Haycrafts Lane, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 3EB

For most of the 20th century, Dunshay Manor, near Harman's Cross, was home to a remarkable artistic family: George and Hilda Spencer Watson, and their daughter, renowned sculptor Mary Spencer Watson, who bequeathed the house to the Landmark Trust.

Dunshay Manor breathes history, lying hidden in its own hollow a couple of miles from the Dorset coast. This ancient house received an Arts & Crafts refurbishment in the 1900s, giving it a friendly, open feel.

Newly restored and refurbished, this is a rare chance to see the house and find out more about the Spencer Watsons. Corfe Castle appears across the fields and the Swanage Steam Railway passes close by.

Entry is free but entry tickets must be booked in advance here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-landmark-trust-10429116340.

Information on the building's history and children's activity sheets will be available.

Event Times

Saturday 11 September: 1000-1600
Sunday 12 September: 1000-1600

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Visits must be pre-booked
Booking Contact: Fiona Keyte
Go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-landmark-trust-10429116340
Booking opens: 1 June 2021 09:00
Booking closes: 10 September 2021 09:00


Parking for this open day is located in the car park opposite Harman's Cross Village Hall, a short walk away. At this property it is possible for you to drop those with mobility issues off at the gate. You must then return your car to the designated car parking area. Please speak to a member of staff on site should you need to do this. There will be no toilet facilities during these open days.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

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Head towards Harman's Cross - parking is located in the car park opposite the Village Hall.

Organised by

The Landmark Trust

Date last modified: 24th May 2021 at 12:15