The Heath House
|The Heath House|
|Architectural style||Gothic Revival|
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. 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.
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.
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).