MEM25159 - 20th Century polo ground at Dunster Deer Park (Monument)


A polo ground is shown on 20th Century historic mapping. The pavilion is currently in use as a bungalow.

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The 6 inch 3rd Edition Ordnance Survey map depicts and labels a Polo Ground and Pavilion on The Lawns at Dunster. The Pavilion is situated at SS 9971 4362, with a small associated building at SS 9973 4364. [1] The feature is not shown on the 25 inch 2nd Edition map, suggesting it post dates this edition. [2] The polo ground is not shown on the 2022 MasterMap data. The Pavilion and associated building both appear to be extant on this edition; the main building is now named Polo Bungalow. [3] A film dating from 1925 documents the Maharajah of Johdpur's polo team visiting the polo ground at Dunster. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1>XY Map: Ordnance Survey. 1903-1949. County Series; 3rd Edition (2nd Revision) 6 Inch Map. 1:10560. [Mapped feature: #47896 ]
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. County Series; 2nd Edition (1st Revision) 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey. 2022. MasterMap data. 1:2,500.
  • <4> Projected and video material: Pathe Newsreels. 1925. Their First Try Out.

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  • Local List Status (Unassessed)



Grid reference Centred SS 9964 4350 (594m by 473m) Georeferenced tiles.
Map sheet SS94SE

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Record last edited

Sep 20 2022 12:47PM


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