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Overview

Much altered in the 19th century, Broadward Hall has a Regency Gothic appearance. A much earlier dwelling is recorded in a deed of 1650s. In 1672, hearth tax records Broadward Hall had 7 hearths - more than any other house in the area apart from Abcott Manor.

Broadward Hall estate is a site of special scientific interest. Visitors will tour the gardens and see the first stage of renovation of the Victorian walled garden, then visit the Victorian pump house, restored with a grant from DEFRA, and  the site where a Bronze Age hoard was discovered in the mid-19th century (now in the British Museum). Those who are interested can visit  the early 19th century archery walk lined with giant sequoia trees. Tea will be served in the music room. 

The nearby church of St Cuthbert's will be open, with a memorial to the Bayley family who lived at Broadward Hall in the 17th century.


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Private Tours

Meet the Owners of Two Shropshire Gems

Enjoy an afternoon tour of the glorious gardens at Broadward Hall, followed by an early evening visit to Stokesay Court - the magnificent Victorian mansion featured in the film 'Atonement'.

Broadward Hall estate is a site of special scientific interest. Visitors will tour the gardens and see the first stage of renovation of the Victorian walled garden, then visit the Victorian pump house, restored with a grant from DEFRA, and the site where a Bronze Age hoard was discovered in the mid-19th century (now in the British Museum). Those who are interested can visit the early 19th century archery walk lined with giant sequoia trees.

Afternoon tea, served in the music room, is followed by an early evening tour of the house at Stokesay Court, a magnificent late Victorian mansion with a stunning oak-carved, double-height, galleried Great Hall. The house was built in 1889 for John Derby Allcroft, a partner in glovemakers J & W Dent. The architect, Thomas Harris, deployed the most modern technological developments of the time. Well preserved examples of some of the earliest electric lighting and heating are visible today. The visitor will discover an unusually unaltered and intact interior for a house of this period. It is famous as the location for The Tallis House in the film Atonement.

Tickets £45 including afternoon tea at Broadward Hall and drinks and canapés at Stokesay Court.

 

Broadward Hall Estate's history and features

Broadward Hall was, for two centuries, the home of the Bayly Family, although they soon began to spell their name Bayley. The first mention of the Bayly Family in the Clungunford Parish Registers was 1665.

The Bayly family lived at Broadward Hall for over 200 years. There is a fine 18th Century memorial slab to Charles and Mary Bayly and their son, Francis Bayly (who dies in 1761 aged only 25), by the vestry door in the charming St. Cuthbert's church in Clungunford.

By 1885, Kelly's directory described Broadward Hall as "a castellated mansion approached by a noble avenue, at present unoccupied”.  By 1895 however, the owner was J.C. Cyprian de Biddlecope. He came from Pennsylvania, but as a Marquis of the Holy See and a Baron of the Kingdom of Italy, he also had a house in Verona. He was responsible for the addition of an orangery by Messenger and other glasshouses for the growing of exotic fruit and flowers.