The Heath House

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The Heath House
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General information
Architectural styleGothic Revival
LocationTean, Staffordshire
Coordinates52°57′03″N 1°57′44″W / 52.9507°N 1.9621°W / 52.9507; -1.9621
OwnerPhilips family

The Heath House is a Gothic Revival mansion and estate located near the village of Tean in Staffordshire, England.


The current house was first constructed in 1836 for John Burton Philips (previously a High Sheriff of Staffordshire) and his wife, Joanna. However, the Philips family first bought the estate in the 1680s, and the current house replaced an older construction. Notable guests who have visited The Heath House over the years include Florence Nightingale who came to the house after the Crimean War.[1] The Heath House was requisitioned for the Red Cross during World War II, and was used as an auxiliary hospital for military personnel. After the war the property was returned to the Philips family.[1]

Current status[edit]

Today, The Heath House continues to be inhabited by members of the Philips family who own and use the house and grounds as a private dwelling. However, The Heath House is periodically opened to the public for guided tours over the summer months and bank holidays. It is also hired out as a venue for weddings, private receptions and corporate events.[1]

Television appearances[edit]

The Front lodge

In March 2010 and September 2011, The Heath House was the subject of a Channel 4 television programme presented by hotelier Ruth Watson as part of her Country House Rescue series.

On 19 January 2011, it was featured as one of four different houses to be shown on the ITV1 television show May The Best House Win. Family representative Ben Philips showed the guests around it.[2]

Heath House has also been used as a location in:

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (Jeremy Brett, 1987)
  • Agatha Christie: They do it with Mirrors (1991)
  • BBC Adaption of Tim Pears' Novel "In a Land of Plenty" (1991).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Archived March 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Archived March 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Historic Houses Association accessed September 26, 2016.

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