Astbury Hall

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Astbury Hall
General information
Location Chelmarsh, Shropshire, England
Coordinates 52°29′59″N 2°24′35″W / 52.4998°N 2.4096°W / 52.4998; -2.4096Coordinates: 52°29′59″N 2°24′35″W / 52.4998°N 2.4096°W / 52.4998; -2.4096
Renovated 1891

Astbury Hall is a stately home, with a 320-acre estate,[1] at Chelmarsh, near Bridgnorth, in Shropshire, England. It is the home of K. K. Downing,[2] former guitarist with Judas Priest, who has had a championship-standard golf course built in the grounds,[2] and plans to open a hotel there as well as luxury residential lodges funded by Regentsmead.[1]

In October 2017 the stately home went into administration. Administrators, FRP Advisory, blamed “tougher economic times within the wider corporate hospitality market” which had put "unsustainable pressure on the cashflow of the estate under its current financial structure." It is currently for sale with an asking price of £10 million.[1]

On Tuesday 24 April The Astbury announced it would reopen soon. The launch party took place on 1 July 2018[3].

The building was destroyed by fire in 1889, and rebuilt by Edmund Southwell (mayor of Bridgnorth, 1895-1897) in 1891.[4] John Arthur Buston, Master of the Wheatland hunt, lived at Astbury from c. 1911-c. 1937.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Judas Priest star KK Downing unveils Astbury Hall luxury hotel plans". Shropshire Star. 2012-01-23. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b Valk, Robin (2013-03-31). "After 36 years, KK Downing split from Judas Priest. What happened next?". Radio To Go. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  3. ^ "News - The Astbury". The Astbury. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  4. ^ a b "Astbury Hall". Astbury Hall. Archived from the original on 7 May 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013.

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