Use Places & People to search over 6,600 parks and gardens in the UK and 2,100 biographies of people associated with them. Image location: Bedgebury National Pinetum

Learn about the rich heritage of parks and gardens in Further Reading.
Image location: Powis Castle

Follow News & Events, updated regularly with the latest information affecting historic parks and gardens. Image location: Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Visit the School Zone for ideas and activities to encourage the interest of children and young people in their local parks. Image location: Trentham

Join us as a volunteer and Research & Record historic parks and gardens in your area.
Image location: Cirencester Abbey

View the Illustrated Glossary which provides definitions and accompanying images for terms and concepts associated with historic parks and gardens. Image location: Pannett Park

This site is NOT open to public.

Loading...

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

Print preview