Edward Stanley was appointed keeper of Radholme and Leagram parks by Henry VII. The post of park keeper was a high status role, given by the monarch. The keeper was responsible for maintaining the pale, to keep deer in and any poachers out. The keeper also organised the hunt and managed any staff who would be expected to check the pale daily and to feed the deer through the winter. The keeper or his deputies may have lived at the Lodge – often the only building permitted in the park