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Brief description of site

There is a small house, dating from 1849, standing on the site of a derelict medieval priory. The gardens comprise pleasure grounds (now overgrown), an artificial lake, and a late-18th-century temple.

Brief history of site

A 12th-century Augustinian Abbey eventually passed into secular ownership, and the estate soon became an important political seat.

Location information:

Address: Ellastone, , DE6 2EQ

Locality: East Staffordshire

Local Authorities:

Staffordshire; East Staffordshire; Ellastone

Historical County: Staffordshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 128 Grid Ref: SK126424
Latitude: 52.9788 Longitude: -1.81379

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: historic house

Site first created: 1148

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

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