Middleton Hall Trust, Middleton Hall & Gardens, Middleton, Tamworth

Middleton Hall Trust, Middleton Hall & Gardens, Middleton, Tamworth B78 2AE

Middleton Hall & Gardens is a wonderful set of historic Grade II and II* listed buildings spanning seven centuries of English domestic architecture, ranging from 1285 to 1821. The property was saved from dereliction by Middleton Hall Trust (MHT) and, in the process, a tangible link maintained to notable owners and important events in natural, social and local history. Middleton Hall has two entries in the Domesday book. The oldest building that survives today dates from 1285. Queen Elizabeth I stayed at the Hall for a week in 1575 and it was home to Francis Willughby, Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) and John Ray (FRS), who was referred to as the father of natural history. It is set in 42 acres of tranquil grounds, with nature trails around Middleton Pool. Much of the land is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The grounds include an orchard and a walled garden.

Opening Arrangements

The Hall & Gardens are open to the public between Easter and the end of September 5 days a week between 11am and 4pm and for special events during the winter months, we also open during the evenings and on our closed to the public days for private hire events. There is an entry fee to access this part of the estate. Our Courtyard area, behind our Tudor Barn, for which the grant was received to undertake repairs to the sandstone chimney, is open 360 days a year and has no entry fee.

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