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Benthall Hall, Broseley

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web
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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  • Quirky smaller property with pleasant gardens and a small tearoom. If you're looking for something other than very grand mansions then this may be for you, with some very interesting things to see aro...  read more »
  • Upon arriving here we were surprised to be directed towards a Church & told we could enter it if we wished. It turned out that it had been acquired by the NT as otherwise it would have fallen into dil...  read more »
  • Lovely old NT property, rather quirky history, well worth visiting, great tea room. Little difficult to find 
  • Would've preferred more options in the tea room for a little more substantial food than cake. Lovely setting though. Peaceful walk from much wenlock to Ironbridge like. Worth a mini stop
  • Nice stately home .. Lovely gardens and surrounding walks ..
  • Very surprised, this is a lovely place to visit in a nice setting, lovely little tearoom with nice staff
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