Wrottesley Hall

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Wrottesley Hall, Staffordshire

Wrottesley Hall is a Victorian mansion house situated near Tettenhall, Staffordshire. It is a Grade II listed building.

The manor was held by the Wrottesley family from the thirteenth century.

A moated Tudor house which stood on the site was replaced possibly about 1689 with a substantial four-storeyed mansion, comprising a pedimented central entrance block of three bays and flanking wings of four bays each, standing in a 2,000-acre (8.1 km2) park.

The house was destroyed by fire in 1897 and was replaced with the present structure of more modest proportions, comprising a two-storey pedimented three bay central block and single storey four bay wings. The pediment carries the Wrottesley family arms.

During the Second World War the park was the base of the Free Dutch forces. The estate was broken up when the 5th Baron sold up in 1963 and moved to South Africa. The house was then purchased by the Hartill family in the 1960s, who developed the adjacent Grade II listed coach house into residential units. Mr D.Hartill then founded Wrottesley Golf Course in the 1970s, which still operates today.


Coordinates: 52°36′46″N 2°13′24″W / 52.6127°N 2.2232°W / 52.6127; -2.2232