The Animals of Dalemain

Nestling in a tranquil corner of the Low Gardens of Dalemain historic house in Penrith, Cumbria, is a delightful, small and understated resting place for all the pets of the house since 1931.

Woodland resting place for the animals of Dalemain.

Woodland resting place for the animals of Dalemain.

The oldest of the graves belongs to Bunty, the children’s Cairn Terrier 1931 – 1941, with others belonging to Jack the Bearded Collie 1942 – 1956 and seven of the corgis including; Sunny, Bumble, Honey, Tim and lastly Barney all between 1945 and 1974.

Bunty, the children's Cairn terrier headstone

Bunty, the children's Cairn Terrier headstone 1931-1941

Buried alongside the family pets are Heather the Fell Mare 1962 – 1989 and the well known black Fell Stallion Dalemain Nettle 1968 – 1989, whos prizewinning stock were renowned for their exceptionally good temperament. Owned and bred by Mrs. McCosh of Dalemain.

The Stallion, Dalemain Nettle on the right, running out with mares and foals

The Stallion, Dalemain Nettle on the right, running out with mares and foals

Above image courtesy of The Fell Pony Society

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