Hatton Grange, Hatton, Shifnal, Shropshire
Hatton Grange was built in 1764 for Plowden Slaney by the Shrewsbury Architect Thomas Farnolls Pritchard. It is one of his most complete existing works and is a good example of a provincial Georgian country house set in its own grounds. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the house remains very much a family home.
The house contains a fascinating family collection most notably that of Robert Aglionby Slaney (MP for Shrewsbury) and his grandson William Slaney Kenyon-Slaney (MP for Newport) who scored the first international goal for England at football on 8th March 1873 against Scotland.
T F Pritchard is most famous for designing the first iron bridge in the world over the River Severn at Ironbridge six miles away.
The tour comprises a guided tour of the main downstairs rooms and is usually led by a member of the family followed by a tour of the exterior and the gardens.
From the East, North or South West head towards Shifnal (J4 off the M54) onto the A464. Continue through Shifnal on the A464 heading south east in the direction of Wolverhampton. After 1.5 miles, the entrance to Hatton Grange is on the right marked by a pair of red brick lodge houses and white chains. Proceed up the drive for 1 mile.
|Duration||2.5 - 3 hours|
Tea, coffee and homemade biscuits and cakes. Lunch can be arranged for groups.
No dogs, and no photography inside the house please.
There are steps up to the ground floor and the garden paths are gravel.