Ford Green Hall

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Ford Green Hall
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Ford Green Hall
Location Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
Coordinates 53°3′18″N 2°10′10″W / 53.05500°N 2.16944°W / 53.05500; -2.16944Coordinates: 53°3′18″N 2°10′10″W / 53.05500°N 2.16944°W / 53.05500; -2.16944
OS grid reference SJ 8873 5086
Built 1624
Governing body Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Listed Building – Grade II*
Designated 2 October 1951
Reference No. 1220313
Ford Green Hall is located in Staffordshire
Ford Green Hall
Location of Ford Green Hall in Staffordshire

Ford Green Hall is a Grade II* listed farmhouse[1] and historic house museum, originally built in 1624, located in Smallthorne, an area in the city of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England.

The house stands on land adjacent to the B5051 minor road in the east of Smallthorne. It is the only timber-framed yeoman farmer's house still surviving in Stoke-on-Trent. Originally, it stood in 36 acres (150,000 m2) 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.

In its grounds, there also stands an 18th-century dovecote which shares the listed building status of the main farmhouse.[1]

Both the hall and the dovecote have been restored to as close to their original condition as possible, and the hall itself functions as a museum, managed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. The rooms feature 17th century furnishings, textiles and ceramics, and there is a period garden.

Various events are held at the hall, many focused around children and historical events that the Hall has lived through in its early life.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ford Green Hall and attached wall and dovecote". The National Heritage List for England. English Heritage. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 

External links[edit]

Official website