Coton Hall, Alveley, Alveley, Shropshire, England
Record Id: 5246
This site is NOT open to public.
Brief description of site
In the mid-18th century, work had already been done to the surrounds of Coton Hall. The ruinous chapel in the grounds was made more picturesque by the insertion of a gothick east window around 1765. The house was rebuilt around 1800, and the estate covered over 5,000 acres at this time. By 1827, a park stretched south-west from the Hall for over a half mile. The tree-lined sides of Coton Dingle ran up the centre of the park.
Brief history of site
Coton Hall is the ancestral home of the Lee family, and there has been a house on this site since the Middle Ages. The first sign of elaboration in the grounds of Coton Hall is the insertion of a window in the ruined chapel, which took place around 1765. By 1827, an extensive park had been added, and the house was remodeled around 1860.
Address: Coton Hall, Coton, Alveley, Shropshire, WV15 6ES
Locality: Alveley, Shropshire
Historical County: Shropshire
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Form of site: landscape park
Context or principal building: house
Site first created: After 1765
Main period of development: Mid 18th century
Site Size (Hectares): 2023