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Cranborne Estate

The Manor is the home of Viscount Cranborne, the eldest son of the 7th Marquess of Salisbury.

The original Manor house was built as a royal hunting lodge for King John in the 12th century. Cranborne Chase was a royal hunting ground from at least the time of William the Conqueror until the 17th century.

In 1604 the Manor and its surrounding land was acquired by Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury and Chief Minister to Queen Elizabeth I and James II. Under the 2nd Earl, in 1647, the west wing was remodelled by Captain Ryder, an associate of Inigo Jones. At the beginning of the 17th century the garden was laid out by Mounten Jennings and John Tradescant who supplied many of the original plants.

21 April 2022 - We are recruiting for a Beat Keeper…

A Beat Keeper is required to run a beat on a private family shoot. The shoot extends to over 3,000 acres including arable downland, woods and a winterbourne valley. The shoot is private and run exclusively for wild birds, especially English partridge. The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and growing their wild beat; security of the Estate and habitat management.

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