There are in England 334 parks stocked with deer; red deer are
kept in 31 of them. The oldest is Eridge Park, in Sussex, called in
Domesday Book Reredfelle (Rotherfield). The largest private deer
park is Lord Egerton's, Tatton, in Cheshire, which contains 2,500
acres. Blenheim Park contains 2,800 acres, but only
1,150 acres of it are open to deer. Almost as extensive as Tatton
Park are Richmond Park, in Surrey; Eastwell Park, in Kent; Grimsthrope
Park, in Lincolnshire; Thoresby Park, in Notts; and Knowesley Park, in
Lancashire. (E. P. Shirley: English Deer Parks.) Woburn Park is
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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