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Alexandra and Albert Edward, Prince and Princess of Wales, 1887, Tatton Park Archive ©Tatton Park/Cheshire East Council/National Trust/Peter Spooner

Many of us have an ancestor who worked in domestic service or who laboured on a farm or estate. Tatton Park employed many people in this way but very little is known about them. » Read more

Filming at Tatton: Elizabeth Egerton and her music

Emma Bryant as Elizabeth Egerton and Penelope Cave as Miss Pitman in the Library at Tatton Park. Filming by Wash Media. ©Tatton Park-Cheshire East Council-National Trust-Caroline Schofield

Emma, Penelope and colleagues from Southampton University, had come to Tatton to create four short films based on the findings of research into Elizabeth Egerton’s music collection, which has resided in the Music Room since the early 1800’s, only to be re-discovered during an intensive AHRC funded doctoral research project called  “Music Collections, Music Rooms and Musical Practice in British Country Houses, 1780-1860”. » Read more

Unlocking the potential of Tatton's musical collection

Realising the potential of Tatton Park’s fantastic musical manuscript collection » Read more

Discovering hidden technology at Tatton Park

Earlier this year, when Tatton was covered with a blanket of snow, Dr Ian West, an industrial archaeologist from the University of Leicester, explored the estate for the remains of early systems of technology. » Read more


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