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The Old House, Shropshire

Dogpole, Shrewsbury, SY1 1ES

The Old House

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Historic Houses members must pay for entrance for this property.
Historic Houses members must pay for entrance for this property.
Accessibility

Access is through a set of 6 steps from the street into the front courtyard. Therefore, unfortunately the property is not accessible for disabled persons of persons that struggle with stairs. Please also be mindful the there are small steps at the entrance to most of the different rooms so be aware of trip hazards at all times. There is also step access only into the garden and steep step access to view the Town Walls within the garden.

Being in a confined location in the centre of Shrewsbury it is difficult to create any other accessible entrance unfortunately.

Animals: No animals. Guide dogs by prior arrangement.

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The tour comprises a guided tour of the principal downstairs rooms and garden. The tour is led by a member of the family who has detailed knowledge of the history of the property. The main rooms include:

1. The Library – where hidden behind a wood panelled over-mantel you will be able to view an original painting of Henry VIII’s Tudor Rose beside Katherine of Aragon’s Pomegranate from circa 1525.
2. The Oak Room – featuring wood panelling and feature stained glass window.
3. The Long Room – featuring a decorative fireplace and surround dated 1553 comprising intricate wood inlay of a scene of Shrewsbury.
4. Gardens – including a section of the original Shrewbury “Town Walls” and wonderful views of the English Bridge, Lord Hill’s Column and The Wrekin.

The tour will last around 1.5-2 hours and the family member will be more than happy to answer questions and give hypothesis on the history of the house.

Refreshments: I’m afraid we do not provide refreshments, but being based in the town centre we can recommend a plethora of cafes and restaurants all set in historical buildings that are just a short walk from the property.

Photography: As this is very much a private family home we do not allow photography of our internal rooms. We do allow external photography from the garden. We also allow a “close up” photograph of the Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon wall painting – but no flash photography so as to preserve the painting.

Admission

Tours are priced at £10 per person.
Tours that are scheduled will be listed below. If none are scheduled yet, please check back later, or find other tours you might enjoy on our tours listing page here.

This house is not part of the Free for Members scheme, but is one of many houses on our website that we support to promote their tours, weddings, filming, and other commercial offerings. To see all the places you can visit as a Historic Houses member, please visit our ‘Free for Members’ listings page here. Or to find out more about how the membership scheme works and how it supports our work to protect independent heritage, visit our page here.

Booking

For exclusive use, please contact us at anthony@telarian.co.uk

Accessibility

Access is through a set of 6 steps from the street into the front courtyard. Therefore, unfortunately the property is not accessible for disabled persons of persons that struggle with stairs. Please also be mindful the there are small steps at the entrance to most of the different rooms so be aware of trip hazards at all times. There is also step access only into the garden and steep step access to view the Town Walls within the garden.

Being in a confined location in the centre of Shrewsbury it is difficult to create any other accessible entrance unfortunately.

Animals: No animals. Guide dogs by prior arrangement.

Does our information need updating?
Let us know here

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

The Old House, Shrewsbury

Getting here

Dogpole, Shrewsbury, SY1 1ES

Train: We are a pleasant 9 minute walk from the train station through the historic heart of Shrewsbury
Bus: Shrewsbury Park and Ride buses stop on Dogpole beside the property and at other town centre locations within walking distance.
Car/Parking: The property is in the heart of the historic town centre and there is no immediate parking at the property. There are loading bays on Dogpole which can be used for short drop off/pick up. The nearest parking available is at the Wyle Cop NCP, St Julian’s Friar’s car park, or the car park of The Prince Rupert Hotel.

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