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Alan de Tatton 1845-1920

Alan de Tatton Egerton (1845 - 1920) portrait by Marion de SaumarezAlan de Tatton Egerton inherited the estate on the death of his brother, Earl Wilbraham Egerton in 1909.  He was a qualified civil engineer and took a keen interest in railways, modern engineering and the development of refrigeration techniques.

Like his brother, he was a distinguished freemason and held the office of Provincial Grand Master of the Grand Mark Lodge in Cheshire.

During his ten year ownership the mansion was extensively refurbished.  The beautiful cherry-red silk used for furnishing the Music and Drawing Rooms was introduced during this period. 

Other notable legacies of the 3rd Baron’s ownership are the charming Rose Garden much favoured by his wife, Lady Anna, and the outstanding Japanese Garden.

Alan was succeeded in 1920 by his only surviving son, Maurice, 4th and last Baron Egerton of Tatton.