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Brief description of site

There has been a park at Longford since the 13th century. In the 18th century, a newly-built hall was set within a 150-acre park.

Brief history of site

Adam de Brompton had a park at Longford in 1275. In 1788, the Longford estate was purchased by Ralph Leeke, a political agent for the British East India Company. He immediately
commissioned Joseph Bonomi to design a new house in the park. In recent years, the hall and grounds were purchased by Adams' Grammar School, and the hall is used as a boarding house.

Location information:

Address: Longford Hall, Longford, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8LR

Locality: Longford, Newport, Shropshire

Local Authorities:

Telford and Wrekin; Church Aston

Historical County: Shropshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 127 Grid Ref: SJ728182
Latitude: 52.7607 Longitude: -2.40451

Key information:

Form of site: park

Purpose of site: playing field

Context or principal building: school

Site first created: Before 1275

Main period of development: 13th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 61

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