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Brief description of site

In the late-18th and 19th centuries, there was an extensive landscape park attached to Church Stretton Rectory. The rectory is now a luxury bed and breakfast, and the grounds are a woodland park open to the public.

Brief history of site

John Mainwaring took Church Stretton rectory in 1749, and around 1775, embarked on a programme of improving the glebe lands. Further improvements were undertaken by successive rectors throughout the 19th century.

Location information:

Address: Old Rectory House, Burway Road, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6DW

Locality: Church Stretton, Shropshire

Local Authorities:

Shropshire; Church Stretton

Historical County: Shropshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 137 Grid Ref: SO451938
Latitude: 52.5393 Longitude: -2.81088

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Purpose of site: country park

Context or principal building: hotel

Site first created: 1775

Main period of development: 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 6.5

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