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HISTORIC DEVELOPMENT

The Burtons have been seated at Longner since the 14th century. In 1748 Robert Lingen Burton (died 1803) inherited the estate, and subsequently married Ann Hill of Attingham, which estate adjoined Longner to the east. There was expenditure on the gardens in the 1760s, and by 1786 a park had been laid out. In 1801, two years before he inherited the estate, Robert Burton was in correspondence with John Nash, who had been at work on Attingham from 1800, about a new house. That was built between 1803 and 1807. In 1803, about the time its construction started, Humphry Repton (died 1818) was brought in to suggest improvements to its surrounds; a Red Book is dated March 1804. Burton died in 1841, and was succeeded by a son of the same name. In the 1840s he employed the Shrewsbury architect Edward Haycock to alter and extend the house and outbuildings. The estate remains (1998) in private hands.
 

People associated with this site

Architect: John Nash (born 1752 died 1835)

Designer: Humphry Repton (born 21/04/1752 died 24/03/1818)

Features

hunting lodge

Feature created: 1805

Creator: John Nash (born 1752 died 1835)

Longner Lodge was built by John Nash to accompany the hall, in the Tudor gothick style.

game larder

Feature created: 1805

A game larder and ice house lie in the grounds, featuring the same Tudor gothick style of the hall.

icehouse

Feature created: 1805

A game larder and ice house lie in the grounds, featuring the same Tudor gothick style of the hall.

conservatory

Feature created: 1805

A conservatory was built by John Nash to accompany the hall, and contained a number of exotic plants in 1891.