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Brief description of site

Shavington Hall, the finest country house of its period in the county, features an extensive landscaped park.

Brief history of site

There was a park at Shavington as early as 1577. The current house was built in 1685 for the sixth Viscount Kilmorey and the landscape park was extensive by 1752. There were further changes to the park in the 19th century, when both William Emes and Humphrey Repton produced plans for the grounds, but it is unclear whether either of these were carried out. Considerable additions were also made to the house in 1822 and 1903. The park was expanded to around 1500 acres by 1851, but it had fallen into a dilapidated 'wilderness' by the 1890s.

Location information:

Address: Shavington Hall, Shavington, Shropshire, TF9 3TB

Locality: Shavington, Shropshire

Local Authorities:

Shropshire; Adderley

Historical County: Shropshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 127 Grid Ref: SJ636388
Latitude: 52.9453 Longitude: -2.54314

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Context or principal building: country house

Site first created: Before 1577

Main period of development: 16th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 607

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