Whitton Court 6756

Whitton, Shropshire, England

Brief Description

Whitton Court is a country house which once featured a deer park, as well as fishponds and terraced gardens to the east of the house.

History

Whitton Court is a house of the 14th century with much Tudor remodeling between 1621 and 1635. The deer park likely dates from the 17th century, and the park and terraced gardens were still extant in the 19th century. The park is now lost.

Features
  • Country House (featured building)
  • Description: Whitton Court was originally a stone hall of the 14th century, much altered by work of 1621-1635. The Tudor work is of brick, and the house has an E-shaped south front with three plain gables. There is an embatteld porch and bay windows. The house encloses a small courtyard. Facing the court is a west range of fine gabled black-and-white work, with lozenge decoration.
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  • Fishpond
  • Description: There were three fishponds to the east of the house.
  • Terrace
  • Description: There were terraced gardens to the east of the house, improved in 1884.
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Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Whitton
History

Detailed History

The earliest parts of Whitton Court date from the 14th century, although the house was much rebuilt between 1621 and 1635. From this time it is likely that there was a deer park, and a wallpainting in the hall shows a stag hunt with Whitton Court in the background. The park was certainly present by 1752, and a map of 1884 shows parkland still surviving around the house. However, by 1901, it is recorded that the deer park 'had long since been disparked.' The terraced gardens near the house were improved in 1884 by Miss Mills, who then owned Whitton Court.
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