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Betley Court

Pgds 20110322 134523 Betley

Introduction

The 18th-century house has recently been refurbished, after falling into decline in the late-20th century. Little is left of the associated landscape park and garden. A garden restoration project is underway, and it is hoped that occasional public open days may be possible.

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History

Period

  • 18th Century (1701 to 1800)
  • Late 18th Century (1775 to 1799)
Associated People
Features & Designations

Designations

  • The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building

  • Reference: Betley Court
  • Grade: II*
  • The National Heritage List for England: Listed Building

  • Reference: Stable block
  • Grade: II

Features

  • House (featured building)
  • Description: The 17th-century house was modernised in the late-18th century, and largely re-built by John Nash in 1809.
  • Earliest Date:
  • Latest Date:
  • Pavilion
  • Description: A new Gothic pavilion has been built from stone recycled from Stafford Castle.
  • Specimen Tree
  • Description: Cedar of Lebanon, thought to have been planted by William Barron.
  • Stable Block
  • Description: Now in residential use.
  • Landscape Park
  • Description: Currently, a garden restoration project is underway.
Key Information

Type

Park

Purpose

Ornamental

Principal Building

Domestic / Residential

Period

18th Century (1701 to 1800)

Survival

Part: standing remains

Hectares

4

Open to the public

Yes

Civil Parish

Betley

References

Contributors

  • Staffordshire Gardens and Parks Trust