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
44 Ensuite bedrooms including 4 poster and queen size beds. 2 Rosette awarded restaurant. Function room. Licensed for civil ceremonies .Traditional bars. Free parking and within walking distance of Ironbridge Gorge museums.
College Hill House is a town centre 16th Century listed building. We have en-suite rooms available, all with color TV, tea/cofee making facilities.
11 College Hill
01743 365744 Contact via Email
Spacious Georgian house in very peaceful location. 3 miles from Ellesmere. Ideal for walking, cycling, touring. Easy access to Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Chester and Llangollen.
Hordley (near Ellesmere)
01691 622772 Visit Website