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Brief description of site

Great Barr Hall is a mid-18th-century landscape park, developed at the end of the 18th century and in the mid-19th century. The site covers some 105 hectares. The hall was converted into a hospital in 1918, but was abandoned in the 1980s. Some of the site has been redeveloped for housing.

Brief history of site

The old house was replaced by a new mansion around 1777. After 1797, Humphry Repton and John Nash were called in to work on the park. In the early-20th century, the site became a mental hospital. Recently (2008) the hospital buildings were demolished and replaced with a new housing estate.

Location information:

Address: Chapel Lane, Great Barr, B43 7QG

Locality: Walsall

Local Authorities:

West Midlands; Sandwell; Great Barr with Yew Tree

Historical County: Staffordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 139 Grid Ref: SP051952
Latitude: 52.5546 Longitude: -1.92621

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: Before 1777

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 105

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