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Etruria Hall

  • House & Family History: Etruria Hall was built for Josiah Wedgwood, founder of the famous pottery, near his recently-built Etruria works. The majority of the house's ceilings, ornamental friezes, and chimney surrounds were designed 1781-87 by John Flaxman, one of Wedgwood's star designers. Due to financial reverses, Francis Wedgwood sold Etruria Hall in the 1840s and moved to the smaller, neighboring house of Barlaston Hall. Etruria is a Neoclassical style brick house of five bays by two stories with stone dressings and a central block (with a three-bay pediment) and two flanking pavilions. After ownership by the Shelton Iron and Steel Works in the 20th century, the house was turned into a hotel in the late 20th century.

  • Architect: William Eames (Emes)

    Designed: Landscaped grounds; designed Chinese Bridge, Summer House

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    Architect: Joseph Pickford

    Date: 1760s
    Designed: House

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  • Title: Buildings of England: Staffordshire, The
    Author: Pevsner, Nikolaus
    Year Published: 1975
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 0140710469
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Josiah Wedgwood, 18th-19th centuries.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel

    Ownership Details: Today a conference and wedding hotel

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01782-609-988

    Fax: 01782-206-101

    Email: info@dtstoke.com

    Website: https://www.etruriahall.co.uk/

    Historic Houses Member: No