The house from a circa 1910 postcard
Built / Designed For: Sir Edward Devereux, 1st Bt.
House & Family History: The house sold for £1,750,000 in 2009, after which it went under extensive restoration. Castle Bromwich Hall opened as a hotel in 2011.
Garden & Outbuildings: The 17th and 18th century formal garden, set within a 10-acre walled space, contains over 600 species of plants from the period and is one of the finest surviving English Baroque gardens. The garden is being restored as closely as possible as to how it appeared between 1680 and 1740 by Castle Bromwich Gardens Trust, who lease the garden from the City of Birmingham and open it to the pubic. The grounds also include the bake house, the orangery, the stableblock, the pigeon house, the music room, and the holly maze, the latter from designs by George London and Henry Wise.
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Grade II
Past Seat / Home of: Sir Edward Devereux, 1st Bt., 1585-1622. Sir John Bridgeman, 2nd Bt., 1657-1710; Sir John Bridgeman, 3rd Bt., 1710-47; Sir Orlando Bridgeman, 4th Bt., 1747-64; Sir Henry Bridgeman, 5th Bt. and 1st Baron Bradford, 1764-1800; Orlando Bridgeman, 1st Earl of Bradford and 2nd Baron Bradford, 1800-25; Ida Bridgeman, Countess of Bradford, until 1936.
Current Ownership Type: Corporation
Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel
Ownership Details: Today Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel