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Brief description of site

The Hams Hall estate, home of the Adderley family, may date back to the reign of Henry VIII. It was sold in 1911. The giant Hams Hall power station, built on the site in the 1920s, was demolished in recent years and replaced by industry, distribution and a Channel Tunnel freight terminal. The medieval parish church remains to the north of the site of the hall. There are nature reserves beside the River Tame.

Location information:

Address: Lea Marston, Warwickshire

Locality: Lea Marston

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; North Warwickshire; Lea Marston

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 139 Grid Ref: SP 204926
Latitude: 52.5309 Longitude: -1.70071

Directions:

It is located off the A446 north of Curdworth. Take the Hams Hall turn and take the first left onto Hams Lane. At Lea Marston turn right, cross the railway bridge, bear left, park by the church. Walk straight on then left for Hams Hall Environmental Centre (01675 475939), which occupies the former walled kitchen garden of the estate. If you wish to speak to staff, phone to arrange a time outside of teaching periods.

Key information:

Form of site: country estate

Context or principal building: domestic / residential

Site Style : English landscape garden

Main period of development: Restoration

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 48

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