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Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley Clinton

Baddesley Clinton

Contact

Baddesley Clinton

Address

Rising Lane,
Knowle,
Solihull,
West Midlands,
B93 0DQ

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HISTORY

BUILDING THE HOUSE

Originally built in a Saxon clearing in the Forest of Arden the Great Hall was gradually extended to surround a small open courtyard. The walls have since been rebuilt in local Arden stone but the oak frame remains at the core of the structure.

The destruction of the Great Hall in the 18th century opened the courtyard to the moat again.

PRIEST HOLES

A Catholic home during troubled times Baddesley Clinton was a refuge for outlawed priests and their servants. Although the Ferrers kept a low profile it didn’t stop the priest hunters raiding the house in 1591. Whilst protestant soldiers searched the house 8 priests hid in one of the 3 priest holes cunningly concealed within the building.

THE OWNERS OF BADDESLEY

For a small manor a surprising amount is known about the people who lived at Baddesley.

From Nicholas Brome who killed the local priest for flirting with his wife, Henry Ferrers who lived through the reigns of five monarchs, Marmion Ferrers who revived the house, to Thomas Ferrers-Walker who gave Baddesley into our care.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopNational Trust PropertyOn-site cateringPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

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    Map reference: SP 199715  Lat: 52.34121 Long: -1.70932

    6 miles south of M42, exit 5

    Parking: free

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • National Trust PropertyNational Trust Property
    • On-site cateringOn-site catering
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

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