Overview

Millichope Park is a Greek-Revival building, with six Ionic pillars supporting its front portico.

It was built in the mid-19th century by Shropshire architect Edward Haycock for Reverend Norgrave Pemberton, Rector of Church Stretton, to replace a black and white timbered house.

In 1544, the More family brought Lower Millichope and Thomas More, who inherited the estate, started the creation of the pleasure park. The estate passed to his daughter, Catherine, then to her cousin, Robert Pemberton, after which, it descended to Norgrave Pemberton. He left the ‘new’ house, gardens and estate to his cousin, Charles Orlando Childe. He passed it onto his son, who sold the estate in 1896 to Captain Beckwith whose family thereafter descended.

The grade II*, 25-acre landscaped garden includes large lakes, cascades and the George Stuert temple, which pre-dates the house and is perched at the top of a steep cliff rising out of the lake. This, together with another garden monument, was built as a memorial to three sons from the More family, who died.

This property is viewable only through Invitation to View

Tour features

Tour of all rooms on the ground floor, with descriptions of how it has been adapted over the years. Basement has interesting remnants of the original front door and stairs that would have taken up the whole of the central hall and can be seen on request.

A tour of the newly renovated walled garden can be arranged at a separate cost.

Directions

Millichope Park is situated on the B4368, which runs from Bridgenorth to Craven Arms. If travelling from the west (Craven Arms) you will come through the village of Munslow; ¼ mile outside the village, you will enter the hamlet of Beambridge. Straight after the sign for this you will see the front gates on your left. The gates should open automatically during business hours.

Coming from Bridgenorth, you will leave the hamlet of Hungerford and in ¼ mile will come into Beambridge, there is a crossroads where you go straight on and then drive is on your right. The gates should open automatically during business hours.

Refreshments

Tea or coffee and biscuits.

Access notes

Ground floor only and garden. Disabled cloakroom facilities.

Restrictions

No dogs, no photography in house without permission at the time please.

 

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2019 tour dates

  • 3 May
  • 11 October

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Admission
Admission

All 2019 tours are £20.00 per person, with a discount for Historic Houses members.


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3 May 2019

Millichope Park, nr Craven Arms, Shropshire

Millichope Park is a Greek-Revival building, with six Ionic pillars supporting its front portico. It was built in the mid-19th century by Shropshire architect Edward Haycock for Reverend Norgrave Pemberton, Rector of Church Stretton, to replace a black and white timbered house.

In 1544, the More family brought Lower Millichope and Thomas More, who inherited the estate, started the creation of the pleasure park. The estate passed to his daughter, Catherine, then to her cousin, Robert Pemberton, after which, it descended to Norgrave Pemberton. He left the ‘new’ house, gardens and estate to his cousin, Charles Orlando Childe. He passed it onto his son, who sold the estate in 1896 to Captain Beckwith whose family thereafter descended.

The grade II*, 25-acre landscaped garden includes large lakes, cascades and the George Stuert temple, which pre-dates the house and is perched at the top of a steep cliff rising out of the lake. This, together with another garden monument, was built as a memorial to three sons from the More family, who died.