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Brief description of site

Castle Bromwich Hall has a late-17th-century formal garden and park, covering in total about 19 hectares. The gardens, which are in the process of being restored in the formal style of 1680 to 1740, occupy about 4 hectares. Features include a walled garden, a formal vegetable garden and a holly maze.

Brief history of site

The present hall was begun in around 1599, and was surrounded by formal gardens. Substantial changes were made to the house and gardens from around 1685. The family moved to a different residence after 1762 and Castle Bromwich was rented out. The gardens were retained, and the family moved back in the late-19th century. In 1947 Viscount Newport gave restrictive covenant over the site to the National Trust, and in 1985 Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens Trust was established to restore and protect the gardens.

Location information:

Address: Castle Bromwich Hall, Chester Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham, B36 9BT

Locality: Castle Bromwich

Local Authorities:

West Midlands; Solihull

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 139 Grid Ref: SP142 897
Latitude: 52.505 Longitude: -1.79223

Directions:

Off the A452/B4118, south of the M6 junction 5 in Castle Bromwich.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

0121 749 4100
http://www.cbhgt.org.uk/OpenTimes.html
April to October - core weekday hours 11am - 3.30pm. Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, 1.30 - 5.30. Check for variations, including limited winter hours.

Visitor information:

Parking. Shop. Refreshments. WCs. Dogs on short leads only. Disabled access.

Key information:

Form of site: formal garden

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: manor house

Site Style : formal

Site first created: After 1599

Main period of development: Early 18th century

Survival: Reconstructed

Site Size (Hectares): 18

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