Please note: This house does not offer free entry to Historic House members.
For alternative options please see other opening options.

Other opening

Overview

Sinai Park House is a hilltop site overlooking the Trent Valley, used as a sacred meeting place and a strategic outpost from earliest times. From Romans, Medieval Lords, monks and Tudors to Elizabethan, Jacobean and Stuart bigwigs, Sinai has always been of strategic importance.

The Paget family reinvented the timber-framed shooting lodge as a stylish Elizabethan manor house with a 13th-century moat, and a host of extensions and refinements have been carried out every century since, all in the Medieval and Tudor style.


Opening
Opening

By appointment and Private Tours only.

Please call 07768714406 or email kate@brookesandco.net to arrange a visit or visit our Priate Tours section on the page here.

Find Us
Find us

Sinai Park House is located just off the A38 at Burton on Trent. 

Visitors using public transport can get a bus from Burton train station to the 'Shobnall Road' bus stop (oppsoite Reservoird Road). You can then reach the property by walking up a private road signposted 'Tatenhill', or get a taxi right up to the house.

National Forest footpaths and cycle routes also lead to the property. 

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

We accept donations from our visitors.

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details for our special events

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Forthcoming Tours

17 Jun 2020
2PM - 4PM | £13.00

20 Aug 2020
2PM - 4PM | £13.00

14 Oct 2020
2PM - 4PM | £13.00

Tour Overview

Go on a guided tour of the house and site by the owner.

Tour duration

2 hours.

Tour prices

£13.00 per person.

Refreshments

Tea and scones.

Access notes

Limited disabled access.

Weddings


Opening
Opening

By appointment and Private Tours only.

Please call 07768714406 or email kate@brookesandco.net to arrange a visit or visit our Priate Tours section on the page here.

Find Us
Find us

Sinai Park House is located just off the A38 at Burton on Trent. 

Visitors using public transport can get a bus from Burton train station to the 'Shobnall Road' bus stop (oppsoite Reservoird Road). You can then reach the property by walking up a private road signposted 'Tatenhill', or get a taxi right up to the house.

National Forest footpaths and cycle routes also lead to the property. 

Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

We accept donations from our visitors.

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide dogs welcome

Other opening


Sinai Park House's history and features

The Sinai site was always of strategic importance, with commanding views over the north/south crossing point over the Trent. For Romans, it was an ideal outpost – a day’s march via Rykneld Street to Derby or Lichfield. In Medieval times, it was the fortified manor of the de Schobenhale family with its 13th-century hilltop moat (now an ancient monument).

The de Schobenhales gave Sinai Park to the monks of Burton Abbey and in 1334, Abbot William Bromley “gave five days indulgence from the blood-letting… in that place surrounded by a dyke in the park of Shopenhale with an increased allowance of bread and beer.” The monks were responsible for bringing two timber houses to the site – now the two wings of the present building – to use for rest and recuperation after bloodletting. The monks also built up the deer park for hunting.

At the Dissolution, Sinai was acquired by William Paget, the first Baron of Beaudesert and one of Henry VIII’s chief ministers. The Paget family continued to own Sinai for almost 400 years. Sinai was never the Pagets main house, these being the manor in Burton, their country house at Beaudesert and eventually their grand new home in Anglesey, Plas Newydd, designed in the 18th century by James Wyatt. Sinai was used as a hunting lodge.

Read more about Sinai Park House's history here


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