Fell Foot Park
Fell Foot Park is a country park, formerly the grounds of a Victorian house, situated beside Windermere, a lake in Cumbria, England, and in the ownership of the National Trust. It is in the civil parish of Staveley-in-Cartmel in South Lakeland district.
The estate was owned by Jeremiah Dixon, mayor of Leeds in 1784, who sold it in 1859 to Colonel G.J.M. Ridehalgh (1835-1892), a director of the North Lonsdale Iron and Steel Company, colonel of the 2nd Westmorland Volunteer Battalion Border Regiment and one of the founder members of the Royal Windermere Yacht Club. The house was demolished in 1907 to build a larger replacement, but the project was abandoned when the then owner died. The estate was given to the National Trust in 1948.
The manager's house (originally built as a gas works), several boathouses including one converted to a cafeteria, and a workshop and dock are Grade II listed buildings. They were constructed for Col. G.J.M. Ridehalgh.
Between March and September, Windermere Lake Cruises operate a passenger ferry service from Lakeside station to Fell Foot. At Lakeside, connection can be made to the same company's steamer service to Bowness-on-Windermere and the preserved Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway.
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- Historic England. "Northern boathouse at Fell Foot Park (1266317)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
- Historic England. "Cafetria, Information centre and adjoining boathouse at Fell Foot Park (1225511)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 22 May 2016.
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- Hubbard, Alan (1 May 2015). Planning Policy Statement: Fell Foot Project, Fell Foot, Windermere: Development of the Historic Fell Foot Estate (PDF). National Trust. Note especially Appendix 1, Pages 36-38: "Fell Foot Park, Statement of Significance" for history of the estate.
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- "Fell Foot". Old Cumbria Gazetteer. Includes links to many maps showing Fell Foot and a picture of the house
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