Benthall Hall

The Elizabethan Hall was built c1580 by Lawrence Benthall on the site of an earlier house. The Benthalls have lived here since the early 12th century when Anfred de Benetala was Lord of the Manor.

The family sold the house in 1844 but eventually bought it back and gave it to the National Trust in 1958.

Between 1860 and 1890, the botanist George Maw took out a tenancy on the Hall. Some of his plants have naturalised.

Beautiful snowdrops and aconites in February – and look out for the dovecote on the terrace to the side of the house.

The Parish Church of St Bartholomew was destroyed during the Civil War along with the village. The Church was rebuilt c1667 – if you have time, pop in.

Lovely surrounding walks.

The Car Park is open all year round but the house and gardens are open in the afternoons from February until the end of October although closed on a Thursday and Friday – check the website for details.

National Trust Members visit for free – but there is no cafe or shop on site.

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INFORMATION

Address: Telford, Shropshire, TF12 5RX View map Phone: 01952 882159 Length of visit: 1-2 hours
Dog friendly: No
Cafe: No
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - partly: Yes

For information on opening times and to buy tickets: Click here

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