Gatacre Hall 5556

Gatacre, England, Shropshire

Brief Description

Gatacre Hall was first built in the 18th century, and additions were made in the 19th century. At this time, the grounds of the Hall were also greatly improved. There were ornamental shrubberies and drives up to the house, and the hall was surrounded by extensive park-like grounds with a lodge about a mile north-east of the house. To the east of the hall there was also an icehouse.

History

While Gatacre Hall was first built in the 18th century, nothing is known of the grounds accompanying that house. The first mention of the grounds is in 1851, when they had been recently much improved. By 1882 the hall was surrounded by an extensive park, and a lodge and icehouse had been built.

Features
  • Country House (featured building)
  • Description: Gatacre Hall is a brick house of the 18th century, with 19th-century additions.
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  • Hunting Lodge
  • Description: In 1882 there was a lodge in the park, about 1 mile north-east of the hall.
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  • Icehouse
  • Description: In 1882 there was an icehouse in the park, to the east of the hall.
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  • Shrubbery
  • Description: There were ornamental shrubberies in the grounds in 1851.
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  • Drive
  • Description: There were drives up to the hall through the grounds by 1851.
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Claverley
History

Period

  • Victorian (1837-1901)
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