Willey Park, Broseley, Shropshire
Willey Park is a complete example of an early nineteenth-century Neo-classical mansion of exceptional quality, the masterpiece of architect Lewis Wyatt.
This private family residence has an exceptional collection which contains a series of references to social, economic and political British and European life from Waterloo through to the Industrial Revolution up to the present day.
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the beautiful Willey Park on Tuesday and felt very privileged to have the opportunity to view such a lovely home.
FROM SHREWSBURY AND NORTH WALES Take A458 Shrewsbury – Much Wenlock – Bridgnorth road, 12 miles approx. Leaving Gaskell Arms Hotel on right continue to the Garage: turn left for 300 yards. At T-junction turn right towards Broseley on B4376. After 1¾ miles fork right on B4376 (NOT B4375). After 1 mile bear right into drive at Barrow Lodge. Follow drive round and then turn left at the sign saying “all lorries turn left”. Cross a cattle grid after about 200m and turn directly right up to entrance to House. Turn left into courtyard where parking is available.
FROM MOTORWAY SYSTEM (Route 1 - Weight & height restriction of 2 tonnes, 6'6" height, on Coalport Bridge) M54 leaves M6 between Junctions 10 and 11. Follow M54 to Junction 4 and then follow signs to A442 southwards towards Bridgnorth and Kidderminster. Continue on A442 for approximately 4¼ - 4½ miles. After yet another roundabout, the dual carriageway ceases. The Coalport turn is the first turn right on single carriageway after about ½ mile. Turn off right onto unclassified road sign-posted COALPORT. After 1 mile, cross River Severn at Coalport Bridge and continue to Broseley – 1½ miles. In Broseley turn left by the garage onto B4373, the Ironbridge – Bridgnorth Road. After about 100 metres enter the drive at Broseley Lodge (directly facing you where the roads form a crossroads). Follow the drive straight on for 1¾ mile and then turn left at the sign saying, “All lorries turn left”. Cross a cattle grid after about 200m and turn directly right up to entrance to House. Turn left into courtyard where parking is available. (Route 2 - Avoiding Coalport Bridge with weight restrictions) M54 leaves M6 between Junctions 10 and 11. Follow M54 to Junction 5 and then onto A442, southwards towards Bridgnorth and Kidderminster. Continue on A442, running into A4169 to island, turn left onto B4373 and follow the Ironbridge and Broseley signs to mini island at the bottom of Madeley Hill (Ironbridge). Go all the way round island to turn left, still on B4373, continue to new Free Bridge, turning right over bridge. Follow road round to right, round U-bend (still B4373). Continue uphill passing Petrol Service Station (& Co-op Store) on left. * Once passed the Petrol Service Station approx. ¼ mile up the road, the road bends to the left - Broseley Lodge is directly facing you. Follow the drive straight on for 1¾ mile and then turn left at the sign saying, “All lorries turn left”. Cross a cattle grid after about 200m and turn directly right up to entrance to House. Turn left into courtyard where parking is available. Total distance from Motorway 9 ¼ - 9 ½ miles. * There is a bridge on this drive with height restriction of 11ft. Alternative route: Pass the turning for Broseley Lodge, approximately 200 yards down road turn right onto B4376 (for Barrow and Much Wenlock). Follow road for approx. ¾ mile and turn left at Barrow Lodge. Follow drive direct to Willey – approx. ¾ mile.
|Duration||2 - 2.5 hours|
Tea, coffee and home-made cakes served in the orangery.