Poulton Hall is a 17th century country house, but the site has been occupied by the same family for over 900 years.
The site has has interesting outbuildings, cobbled courtyards, curiosities, an 18th-century gentlemans library in original condition, carillon, brewhouse, and walled gardens.
Recent film use has been for "Longford" with Jim Broadbent, and "Hollyoaks" ,and in earlier years the house was the setting for the television version of Alan Garner's "The Owl Service", and has also hosted C S Lewis and other literary figures, many of whom were friends of the late Roger Lancelyn Green (the present owner's father).
Below the present house are cellars, some of which date from the previous house of c.1350, and these in turn are built from the stones from the "castle" which dates back to the earliest known records of the family in 1093.
On the Wirral Peninsula between Bebington and Bromborough. 1.5m from M53 J4.
Gardens entry £5, House Tour (prebooked for 20) £10.
When Nathaniel Hawthorn visited the house he was impressed by the perfection of the lawns, and other features, but complained that the library, which was locked and barred, as the family were not in residence at the time, (having moved to Guernsey to educate their children), was probably being eaten away by bookworms. In fact he was quite wrong, as it survived this period intact whereas other parts of the building suffered.
The walled gardens offer a number of alternative positions for a marquee, and the conservatory (licensed for the ceremony) Library, and servery, and toilets , including disabled toilet, are within the permanent buildings.
At night the gardens can be lit up to provide an additional romantic experience.
We welcome requests for filming.
Georgian style house with library of 1720, other mainly Victorian interiors and older upper area with some remaining attic rooms of 1650.
Brewhouse and other brick outbuildings from 1650 to 1900, cobbled yards, cellars.
For location work the house is mainly suited as a large but not especially grand residence in the period from 1850 to 1950, while the outbuildings can be used for periods back to about 1750.
Additionally the house benefits from being set between parkland and woodland which allows exterior shots that do not include any other buildings.