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Ingestre Hall

  • Earlier Houses: An earlier manor house on the site was demolished by Walter Chetwynd I when he built the current house.

    Built / Designed For: Walter Chetwynd I

    House & Family History: Ingestre is a two-story Jacobean rose-colored brick house with stone dressings, ornamental brick stacks, and stone mullioned windows. After a fire in 1882 most of the interiors were rebuilt in the Victorian style. Its last private owner, the 21st Earl of Shrewsbury, broke up the estate in 1960 and sold the house, together with 27 acres, to the local government authority.

    Comments: Pevsner called the south facade of Ingestre "the foremost display of Jacobean grandeur in the county" and went on to say that the yellow drawing room is the "most remarkable room" at Ingestre.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Designed by an unknown architect, Ingestre Pavilion was built circa 1752 built by Charles Trubshaw, a local mason. By 1802 this impressive Neoclassical folly was almost gone. Only the facade, the loggia, and two small rooms survived. In 1988 the pavilion was donated to The Landmark Trust, who restored the the building and added new rooms designed by Philip Jebb. Ingestre Pavilion is now let by Landmark as a holiday rental.

  • Architect: Samuel Wyatt

    Date: Circa 1770s
    Designed: Orangery, after James Stuart's design, together with Joseph Wyatt.

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    Architect: Joseph Wyatt

    Date: Circa 1770s
    Designed: Orangery, after James Stuart's design, together with Samuel Wyatt.

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    Architect: John Birch

    Date: 1882
    Designed: Redid interiors after fire

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    Architect: John Nash

    Date: 1808-10
    Designed: Jacobeanized North and West facades for 2nd Earl Talbot

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    Architect: Lancelot Brown

    Date: 1756
    Designed: Plans for "an Intended Lawn" for 2nd Viscount Chetwynd

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  • John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. IV, 1821.

    Country Life: CXXII, 772, 874, 924, 1957.

  • Title: James "Athenian" Stuart, 1713-1788: The Rediscovery of Antiquity
    Author: Soros, Susan Weber (Editor)
    Year Published: 2006
    Reference: pg. 329
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300117132
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Landmark Trust Handbook, 19th Edition, The
    Author: NA
    Year Published: 2001
    Publisher: Berkshire: The Landmark Trust
    ISBN: 0953312410
    Book Type: Softback

    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: Walter Chetwynd I, until 1638; Walter Chetwynd II, 1638-69; Walter Chetwynd III, 1669-93; Walter Chetwynd, 1st Viscount Chetwynd, 1693-1736; John Chetwynd, 2nd Viscount Chetwynd, 1736-67; John Chetwynd-Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, 1767-93; Charles Chetwynd Chetwynd-Talbot, 2nd Earl Talbot, 1793-1849; Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot, 3rd Earl Talbot, 18th Earl of Shrewsbury, and 18th Earl of Waterford, 1849-68; Charles John Chetwynd-Talbot, 19th Earl of Shrewsbury, 19th Earl of Waterford, and 4th Earl Talbot, 1868-77; Major Charles Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot, 20th Earl of Shrewsbury, 20th Earl of Waterford, and 5th Earl Talbot, 1877-1921; John George Chetwynd-Talbot, 21st Earl of Shrewsbury, 21st Earl of Waterford, and 6th Earl Talbot, 1921-60.

    Current Ownership Type: Government

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Mixed Use

    Ownership Details: Owned by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and operated as a wedding and event venue and as Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre. Ingestre Pavilion is operated by The Landmark Trust as a holiday rental.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01889-270-225

    Email: ingestre_hall@sandwell.gov.uk

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

    Historic Houses Member: No