The house from a 19th century engraving by T. Radclyffe
Josiah Wedgwood on a tri-color Jasperware medallion struck in 1984 to mark the 225th anniversary of the company
House & Family History: Built near the Wedgwood works, Barlaston was a ruined shell when it was purchased in 1984 for £1 by SAVE Britain's Heritage. The rescue and restoration of the house was one of SAVE Britain Heritage's first cause celebre and helped focus national attention on the plight of country houses after the huge success of 1974's "The Destruction of the Country House" exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The house was heavily restored in the 1990s with the support of English Heritage and subsequently sold into private ownership. Barlaston is noted for its fine 18th century plasterwork. In 2015 Barlaston Hall was listed for sale with a guide price of £2.3 million.
Country Life: CXLIII, 975, 1968.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
Current Seat / Home of: James Hall
Past Seat / Home of: Ralph Adderley, 19th century. Francis Wedgwood, 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No