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Benthall Hall, Broseley

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Benthall Hall is a 16th-century English country house located in Benthall close to the town of Broseley, Shropshire, England, and a few miles from the historic Ironbridge Gorge. It retains much of its fine oak interior, and an elaborate 17th-century staircase. It is still occupied by the Benthall family, but has been owned by the National Trust since 1958, and is open to the public every Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holliday Monday (February -October).The Hall was built around 1580, probably on the site of an earlier 12th-century medieval manor and manor house. During the Civil War it was garrisoned, and was a site of several skirmishes.The garden is largely the product of two tenants. George Maw (1832 - 1912), local pottery manufacturer and crocus enthusiast developed the garden from around 1865 onwards. Subsequently, the Victorian era Romantic painter and sculptor Robert Bateman (1842 - 1922), who was the son of a famous horticulturalist, added the rockeries and terraces of the current garden.
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  • August 13, 2017
    This was our first visit after joining the national trust. Didn't really know if the kids would like it , they loved it , every member of staff were friendly and informative. The kids loved doing the ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This house has parkland and a mixture of rustic and small formal gardens! The house still has the family living in it (their main bedroom and sitting room was open yesterday) the rooms are small compa...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    It was not the best of days to visit a property however the volunteers were very warming even though the weather wasn't and there was a lovely fire in the main hall. From the history of the hall's chu...  more »
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  • Nice stately home, not huge but good condition. Knowledgeable guides and nice compact gardens. Good for about an hour visit or stay longer. Small old church is also on site, worth a look. Lots of history. You can also get tea and snacks
  • A very nice place to visit. It's a lovely home with a few rooms open and nice grounds. Recommended you visit on a nice day.
  • It's a hidden gem. Beautiful house and garden. Friendly staff.
  • Great Base for a walk to iron bridge, and a nice tea room for when you get back
  • OK if you are passing, quite small so only took 45 minutes to go around.

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