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Brief description of site

Aston Hall Park is a public park occupying about 21 hectares. This is all that remains of a 17th-century deer park which originally covered about 130 hectares. The semi-formal 17th-century design survives in part.

Brief history of site

Construction of the house began in 1617 for Sir Thomas Holte. The estate stayed in his family until 1817, after which date it was sold and leased. The estate was broken up in 1848, and from 1850 attempts were made to buy the house and grounds for use as a public park and museum. The park was opened in 1858. Changes were made from the 1920s, and the house was refurbished after 1946. The site has recently re-opened following restoration work.

Location information:

Address: Aston Hall, Trinity Road, Birmingham, B6 6JD

Locality: West Midlands

Local Authorities:

West Midlands; Birmingham; Aston

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 139 Grid Ref: SP079 898
Latitude: 52.506 Longitude: -1.88504

Directions:

Off the B132 in Aston in Birmingham.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

The site is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 12 until 4 between April and October.

Visitor information:

Parking. Shop. WCs.

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: public park

Context or principal building: museum

Site first created: After 1617

Main period of development: Mid 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 21

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