Benthall Hall

Attraction in Broseley, Shropshire

Contact Details

Tel: 01952 882159

Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/benthall

Email: benthall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Postal Address:
Benthall Hall
Broseley
Shropshire
TF12 5RX

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Description

Handsome 16th century house and restored gardens located on a plateau over looking the River Severn.

Situated on a plateau above the gorge of the River Severn, Benthall Hall is a fine stone house which has mullioned and transomed windows and a stunning interior with carved oak staircase, decorated plaster ceilings and oak panelling. There is an intimate and carefully restored plantsman's garden, old kitchen garden and interesting restoration church.

Benthall Hall, a National Trust property in Broseley has a rich and facinating history. The current Mr and Mrs Benthall are the 30th generation to live at the House.The Garden dates back to 1860, when George and Arthur Maw, owners of the Jackfield Tile Works took on the tenancy, and is a lovely peaceful place, ideal for leisurely walks amid primroses, wood anemones and orchids. The influence of the Maws can still be found in the garden to this day. George Maw travelled throughout Europe, and North America collecting many plants and bulbs on his way. One of his favourites was crocuses and he returned home to grow many species, with many still surviving in sunken frames.

The family have collected a large variety of unusual plants over the years and be prepared to find a few surprises drawing your eye as you wonder, unsuspectingly round each corner. The Old Kitchen Garden with its herbacious borders, lie to one side of the hall. There you can find crab apples, cherries and plums.

The garden has a very natural feel about it. The plants are left to intermingle and are not manicured and regimented as in other National Trust properties. Much of the garden's design that can be seen today comes from Robert Bateman and his wife who lived at the Hall from 1890 to 1906. It was them who laid out Benthalls rockeries and terraces and planted the topiary in the rose garden. Should you wish, you can venture beyond the garden into the wood where in you can see various flowers throughout the seasons, including Narcissi and anemones, bluebells, camassias and lilies.

Group Discounts available £5.25 per person.

Prices

Type Price Details
Adult £6.20 National Trust Members Free
Child £3.15
Family £15.55

Opening Times

Day 2nd February 2013 - 3rd March 2013 5th March 2013 - 30th October 2013
Monday Closed Closed
Tuesday Closed 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday Closed 13:00 - 17:00
Thursday Closed Closed
Friday Closed Closed
Saturday 13:00 - 17:00 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00 13:00 - 17:00
Bank Holidays Closed Closed

Facilities

On-Site café/restaurant On-site car parking Parking (free) Groups Acepted Special Group rates Min group size Max group size Guide Dogs Permitted

Directions

From junction 6 of the M54 take the A5223 south towards Ironbridge. At the fourth roundabout turn left on to the A4169. At the next roundabout turn right on to the B4373 to Broseley. In Broseley turn right on to the B4375 and right again to Benthall Hall.

Contact Details

Tel: 01952 882159

Web: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/benthall

Email: benthall@nationaltrust.org.uk

Postal Address:

Benthall Hall

Broseley

Shropshire

TF12 5RX

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