Coniston Foxhounds

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Primary Contact Steve S Kennedy
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Website TBC

Hunt Details

Hunt Type: Foxhounds
Hound Breed: Fell hounds
Hunt Quarry: TBC
Areas: Cumbria
Kennel Address: Greenbank, Ambleside Tel: 01539 434222
Counties: Cumbria
Primary Country: England
Secondary Country: TBC


Name:Mr N. Mowbray
Start Year:2014
Address:27 Fisherbeck Park, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0AJ Tel: 01539 433854 Mob: 07721 452954 Email:
Name:Mr M. Nicholson
Start Year:2014
Address:Howe Farm, Patterdale Road, Troutbeck, Windermere, Cumbria LA23 1NZ Tel: 01539 434222 Email:
Name:Mr D. Dixon
Start Year:2014
Address:Bryerswood, Compston Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9DJ Tel: 01539 432168 Email:

Former Master(s)

Name:Mr Gaskarth and Mr Jackson, 1825-1839 J G Marshall, 1839-53 W Bell, 1853-66 Myles Kennedy, 1866-70 Edmund Lodge, 1870-71 J R Bridson, 1871-75 W Penny, 1875-79 (?) A Committee, 1879-81 Rev E M Reynolds, 1881-1907 G Grundy, 1907-08 Masters: John Logan (dec\'d 1909) and Bruce Logan (dec\'d 1943) Robin Logan, 1943-54 Bruce Logan, 1954-78 Gordon Gregory, 1978-91 Mrs M Parsons, 1991-99 K Dawson, 1991-99 E Shepherd, 1999-2005 Mr & Mrs R. Westmoreland, 1999-2014
Start Year:N/A
End Year:N/A


Name:Michael Nicholson
Start Year:2011
End Year:N/A
Address:Tel: 01539 434222

Former Huntsmen


Kennel Huntsmen



Name:Michael Burton
Start Year:2009
End Year:N/A


Name:S S Kennedy
Start Year:1992
End Year:N/A
Address:63 Kirkfield, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 9HA Tel: 01539 432469 Email:


Start Year:N/A
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Other Roles

Name:Mrs C. Salisbury
Start Year:N/A

Other Previous Roles

Role:No Additonal Roles

Other Information

Affiliations: Central Committee of Fell Packs
Subscription: Discretionary, minimum £10, cap at some meets.
Meet: Three or four days a week.
Season: Season
Uniform: Hunt tie
Other Notes: TBC

History of the Hunt

Start Year: 1825
End Year: N/A
History: The Hunt dates from 1825, when it was founded at Coniston by Mr Gaskarth, great-great-uncle of Robin Logan (1943-54), and Mr Jackson, as a trencher-fed pack to run fox, marten and hare. When Mr J G Marshall took over as Master, hounds were kennelled at his home, Monk Coniston Hall; later, they were kennelled, variously, at Coniston (near The Ship Inn), Sawrey and Satterthwaite. In 1881, The Reverend E M Reynolds moved them to the present kennels at Ambleside (which had previously been used by the Ambleside Harriers) and appointed a huntsman (for some years, hounds had been hunted by knowledgeable followers). In 1908, brothers John and Bruce Logan became Joint Masters. They already had their own hounds (the Windermere Harriers), and the packs were merged. In 1908 Messrs Logans private pack was amalgamated with the Coniston and made into a subscription pack. The Hunt kept the name "Coniston Foxhounds" and was organised on a subscription basis. Two families are exemplary of the long continuity of the pack. John and Bruce Logan were great-nephews of the founder, Mr Gaskarth. John Logan died after a year in office, but his brother continued until his death in 1943. John Logans son, Robin, was Master until his death in 1954 and Robins son, Bruce, was then Master until 1978. During Mr Marshalls mastership, Tom Chapman was huntsman. His great-nephew, George Chapman, was huntsman from 1908-31. Georges son, Anthony, was whipper-in from 1931-40 and huntsman from 1944-76. Anthony Chapmans daughter, Mrs Parsons, was Master 1991-99, and the present Huntsman, Michael Nicholson, is his grandson.

Hunt Country

Hunt Country: The country lies in Cumbria and is split between fell around Ambleside, Coniston, Grasmere and Kentmere and lowland grass, woodland and forestry in the south of the country around Winster, Crosthwaite, Witherslack and Satterthwaite. Best centres: Ambleside, Coniston, Grasmere, Kentmere and Troutbeck.


Last Updated: 2023-02-05 09:53:46
Reason for update: N/A
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