Betley Court 6995

Newcastle-under-Lyme, England, Staffordshire, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Pgds 20110322 134523 Betley

Brief Description

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.

History

The site was modernised by William Emes around 1783-5. He designed a new park and garden which included parterres and water features. The house was largely re-built in 1809, but fell into decline after 1976. Recent restoration has taken place.

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.
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  • 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.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Betley
History

Period

  • Late 18th Century
  • 18th Century
Associated People
Contact

Telephone

01793 445050

Official Website

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References

Contributors

  • Staffordshire Gardens and Parks Trust