Ford Green Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

Ford Green Hall is a Grade II* listed farmhouse and historic house museum in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The oldest parts of the house date from the late 16th century, with one wing being either added or greatly repaired at some point in the early 18th century. In its grounds, there also stands an 18th-century dovecote which shares the listed building status of the main farmhouse.The house stands on land adjacent to the B5051 minor road in the east of Smallthorne. Originally, it stood in 36acre of farmland, but this has been gradually encroached upon over the years so that now it is surrounded by comparatively small grounds. Beyond its grounds there is now housing and a nature reserve.HistoryThe hall is thought to have been built in 1624 for Hugh Ford, a local yeoman farmer, remaining in the Ford family for some 200 years. A brickwork extension was added to the property sometime in the 17th century, most likely replacing or renovating a previous structure.The Fords had left the area by the 19th century, and after a series of tenants, it was split into three separate dwellings. During this period, the distinctive timber framing was covered in white stucco. The property was purchased by Stoke-on-Trent City Council in 1946 and, following restoration, opened as a museum in 1952.TodayFord Green Hall is now operated as a museum and has been furnished as a 17th-century yeoman farmer's house. The museum includes a number of original textiles, ceramics and pieces of furniture, as well as some reproductions. There is an onsite café and the hall also holds a licence for weddings.
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  • Today a group of 20 of us from our Phoenix Club went to Ford Green Hall a 17th Century timber-framed farmhouse which is situated next to a Whitfield Valley Nature Reserve. The visit started really wel...  more »
  • The staff was very helpful. The tour was a little bit short but you learn more from this visit than some large houses. The other people in the tour were a good sport and we all thoroughly enjoyed our ...  more »
  • Decided to take a visit to Ford green hall on spur of the moment. So glad we went as we started with a walk around the nature reserve, then on to the hall. Very interesting how people lived in those d...  more »
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  • Went here Friday night on ghost hunt. It was fantastic. The place made it more it more spooky. Wonderful time here and must see in day light.
  • We all had a lovely time at the Viking Day, the volunteers were very friendly, activities and events were well organised and kids enjoyed the treasure hunt. Prices were very much affordable for families. Thanks for a lovely day will be back :)
  • Lovely everything about this place. Well worth a visit
  • The kids fun days are great value. The volunteers are friendly and knowledgable.
  • Fantastic. Beautiful Tudor hall. Very friendly and informative staff. Lovely tea toom that was very reasonable prices. Great activities for children . Very relaxed and great experience. Well done to all the team.
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