Farley Hall, Alton 7016

Stoke-on-Trent, England, Staffordshire, Staffordshire Moorlands

Brief Description

The formal garden at Farley sloped sharply upwards behind the house and was walled. The glasshouse now at Farley Hall is of unknown date but it is almost a perfect semi-globe as recommended by Loudon in his remarks to the Horticultural Society in 1815.

History

The Farley estate passed to Richard Bill of Norbury, Derbyshire by marriage in 1607. He built Farley Hall shortly afterwards. There were extensive alterations in 1784 by Thomas Gardener of Uttoxeter. Members of the Bill family were land agents for the Earls of Shrewsbury and Gower and the Marquess of Ailsbury (sic).

Features
  • House (featured building)
  • Description: There were extensive alterations in 1784 by Thomas Gardener of Uttoxeter.
  • Earliest Date:
  • Glasshouse
  • Description: The glasshouse is almost a perfect semi-globe.
Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Alton
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References

Contributors

  • Staffordshire Gardens and Parks Trust