Knockin Hall 6327

Knockin, England, Shropshire

Brief Description

The present hall is a Grade II-listed property, built on the site of a formal medieval hall with surrounding parkland. Both house and grounds were subject to subsequent remodelling. Today, grounds incorporate three cottages and a short golf course.

History

The house itself dates back to the late 17th-/early 18th-century, though it is built within an older (medieval estate). By 1808 an avenue had been planted along the mile-long approach road to Knockin Hall from the east, unusually also the public road to Knockin village. By then, or soon after, the grounds around the Hall had been made into a small park (present by 1827), said in 1851 to be enriched with fine timber.

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Civil Parish

  • Knockin
History

Detailed History

Knockin Hall has been the seat of a country estate since the medieval period. It was originally held by the Barons Strange (after the Earls of Derby). The present house (a Grade II listed property) was built between 1690 and 1720. It was intended as a summer residence for the Bridgeman family, who had recently purchased the property.

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