Hoar Cross Hall
Hoar Cross Hall is a 19th century country mansion situated near the villages of Hoar Cross and Hamstall Ridware, Staffordshire which is operated as an hotel and health spa. It is a Grade II listed building.
Hoar Cross was from the early 17th century the firstseat of the Ingram family whose principal residence was Temple Newsam, Yorkshire. In 1661 Henry Ingram was brought up as Baron Ingram and Viscount of Irvine. On the death of the 9th Viscount in 1778 the Viscountcy became extinct. The estates descended to his daughters and in 1841 to Hugo Charles Meynell ( grandson of Hugo Meynell and son of Sir Hugo Meynell who had married Elizabeth Ingram in 1782). Upon inheritance Meynell incorporated Ingram into his surname to become Meynell Ingram. In the 1860s he rebuilt the old house in its present grand style.
His son Hugo Francis Meynell Ingram married Emily Charlotte Wood, daughter of Charles Wood, 1st Viscount Halifax. Meynell Ingram died in 1871 and Emily Charlotte built the church in his memory. She remained in occupation of the hall until her death in 1904 when her nephew Fredreick George Lindley Wood (later Meynell) inherited the estate.