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
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
Making holidays accessible to all ages for whom such a holiday would not be possible by virtue of our two specially designed and built narrow boats. Shropshire Lass II and our brand-new Shropshire Maid, custom built to accommodate people with disabilities of all types.
The Lyneal Trust, Lyneal Wharf
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