Albrighton Hall, Shrewsbury 54

Shrewsbury, England, Shropshire

Brief Description

Albrighton Hall has the remains of gardens and woodland which have been restored. Features include a kitchen garden, lake and a pond with an island and rose garden.

History

Albrighton Hall has the remains of 19th-century gardens. The garden was altered in the late-20th-century but restoration took place from 1979. This has adhered to the 19th-century plans as much as possible.

Visitor Facilities

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Features
Lake, Pond, Island
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Pimhill
History

Detailed History

By 1851 Albrighton Hall was surrounded by well laid out grounds and shrubberies. These included rhododendrons, firs and other trees. On the south side was a square pool approached by descending terraces. Near a conservatory was a sort of open summerhouse, formed of carved old black oak. There was also a pump house which supplied the hall with water.

In 1885 the hall was enlarged. It is also possibly at this date that a boathouse was added at the edge of the pool.

In 1889 a lodge stood at the main south entrance to the grounds. This can be seen on the six inch Ordnance Survey map.