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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.

Location information:

Address: Coton Hall, Coton, Alveley, Shropshire, WV15 6ES

Locality: Alveley, Shropshire

Local Authorities:

Shropshire; Alveley

Historical County: Shropshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 138 Grid Ref: SO773863
Latitude: 52.4742 Longitude: -2.33562

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Context or principal building: house

Site first created: After 1765

Main period of development: Mid 18th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 2023

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