Madeley is full of history, its orgins can be traced back to the 18th Century and it is recorded in the Doomsday book.
The Parish of Madeley was orginally made up from the towns of Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale. The town retains 51 historic listed buildings that give visitors an idea of its importance.
Perhaps the most significant of these buildings is Woolfe's Barn, where in 1651, King Charles II found sanctuary after fleeing the battle of Worcester during the Civil War.
The church of St Michael was designed by Thomas Telford and was built in 1796. Opposite the church, you'll find the Old Rectory, a house dating back to 1700 where the methodist Reverend, John Fletcher, who was a follower of John Wesley, lived from 1760 to 1785.
Another historic building is Madeley Court, which largely dates back to the mid-16th Century, however some parts go as far back as the 13th. The building was the home of Sir Basil Brooke, one of the architects of the industrial revolution and today it has been renovated into a hotel.
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Attractions in Madeley
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom is a clean, friendly farm that appeals to all ages and offers close contact with over 120 different species of animals from fluffy yellow chicks and baby lambs to Servals, Otters, Meerkats and Lemurs.
Burford House & Gardens is perfect destination for all the family, including the dog! With a children's playground, ornamental duck pond, shopping emporium, magnificent gardens, a relaxing Café-Bar, a garden centre and family-friendly events - there really is something for everyone.
Burford House & Gardens
Stokesay Castle, near Craven Arms, nestles in peaceful South Shropshire countryside near the Welsh Border. It is one of more than a dozen English Heritage properties in the county.
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Accommodation in Madeley
An elegant private country estate & vineyard in Shropshire. Set in 60 acres, just 1 mile from Shrewsbury town center, overlooking wide rolling landscapes of South Shropshire and distant Welsh hills. Our beautifully furnished, sympathetically restored Georgian farmhouse is the perfect sanctuary for a luxurious private retreat with friends or family. Accommodation for up to 12 guests
Hencote Lane, Cross Hill
A haven of peace and tranquility, a get-away-from-it-all retreat set in beautiful countryside with stunning views over Wenlock Edge. Perfect for a romantic break or as a base for walking and exploring. Close to the ancient market towns of Much Wenlock and Shrewsbury, and just 1½ hours West of Birmingham.
Little Springs Farm
Rorrington Hall, lies between Shropshire and the Welsh borders, stands in its own gardens and grounds with views over countryside of outstanding natural beauty, well away from main roads. En suite bedrooms each have a king size four poster bed and are furnished with antiques.
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St Mary's Mews Cottage is a homely, quiet semi detached house with plentyof light and space for a relaxing holiday for up to 5 people. Less than 10 minutes walk to the centre of medieval Ludlow, to the train station and supermarkets. Long and short breaks available.
St Mary's Mews
Set amid picturesque countryside and stunning grounds, this breath taking Grade 1 listed Georgian country house provides the most magical of venues in Shropshire. Combining original features and chic interior design, alongside the warmth of a family residence, Davenport House opens its doors once more as an enchanting setting that’s all for your comfort and relaxation.
Charlie’s Cottage is a newly renovated self-catering holiday home featuring a sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom and courtyard garden. The terraced Grade-II* listed property has wonderful historical character mixed with modern luxury. Only a 4-minute level walk from the train station and a 2-minute walk to the start of town. Free Wi-fi and parking permit included. Short breaks welcome.
47 Corve Street
Center situated property. Close to all local amenities yet in a quiet secluded part of town. Property comprises of 1 double bedroom with family bathroom and shower. King size en suite with exposed beams. Kitchen, lounge and third WC. Property sleeps up to 6.
14-15 High Street
Making holidays accessible. The Wharf Cottage dates back to the 19th century and two separate chalets being added later. A total of 8 people can be accommodated, with beds for 10, the chalets having bathrooms suitable for people with disabilities. The wharf sits in its own spacious grounds with private car park.
The Lyneal Trust
Lyneal Wharf, Lyneal