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Astley Hall, Worcestershire

Introduction

Astley Hall is a 19th-century house set in a small park with a lodge, formal garden and kitchen garden. In the mid-20th century the property belonged to the former Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin as Earl Baldwin of Bewdley. It is now in institutional use.

Features
Gate Lodge, Kitchen Garden
Visitor Access & Directions

Directions

Three miles south-west of Stourport-on Severn via the A451, then the B4196, then a minor road west.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Astley and Dunley
History

History

The house was built for the Lea family. It was later sold to the former Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin. After his death in 1947 it became a school. It is now a nursing home.

Detailed History

The house was built in the early 19th century.

It belonged to the Lea family.

The property was bought by Earl Baldwin of Bewdley (the former Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin) and owned by him until his death in 1947.

Earl Baldwin left the property to the city of Birmingham in his will, for use as a school.

It is now a residential nursing home.

Period

  • Victorian (1837-1901)
Associated People
References
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