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Brief description of site

Willey Hall had a landscape park featuring ponds and wooded areas.

Brief history of site

The landscape park around Willey Hall was developed in the years after 1811, by its owner, Cecil Weld-Forester. This new house, which lay a half mile west of the Old Hall, was constructed between 1812 and 1820. Later in the 19th century the park was reduced in size to 150 acres. This may have occurred in 1865, when William Andrews Nesfield apparently initiated but did not complete a major redesign of the park.

Location information:

Address: Willey Hall, Willey, Shropshire, TF12 5JJ

Locality: Willey, Shropshire

Local Authorities:

Barrow

Historical County: Shropshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 138 Grid Ref: SO666992
Latitude: 52.5896 Longitude: -2.49445

Key information:

Form of site: landscape park

Context or principal building: country house

Site first created: 1811 to 1820

Main period of development: Early 19th century

Survival: Part: standing remains

Site Size (Hectares): 109

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