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England

Ingestre Hall

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

    Built / Designed For: Sir Walter Chetwynd

    House & Family History: Ingestre is a two-story Jacobean rose 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.

    Comments: Pevsner calls the South Facade of Ingestre, built by Sir Walter Chetwynd, circa 1638, "the foremost display of Jacobean grandeur in the county." Pevsner goes on to say that the Yellow Drawing Room is the "most remarkable room" at Ingestre.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Ingestre Pavilion was erected circa 1752. The architect is unknown, though it can be established that the Pavilion was built by a local mason-architect by the name of Charles Trubshaw. By 1802 all of the building behind the Pavilion façade had been demolished. The Landmark Trust restored the Pavilion and installed new rooms designed by Philip Jebb. The 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: Sir Walter Chetwynd, 17th century; Chetwynd family here until 1767. John Chetwynd Chetwynd-Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, 18th century; Admiral Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot, 18th Earl of Shrewsbury, 3rd Earl Talbot, and 18th Earl of Waterford, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Government

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Mixed Use

    Ownership Details: Owned by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and operated as the Ingestre Hall Residential Arts Centre. The House is available for civil marriage ceremonies, receptions, concerts, and evening dinners. The Ingestre folly is operated by The Landmark Trust as a holiday rental.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01889-270-225

    Email: enquiries@ingestrehall.lea.sandwell.net

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

    Historic Houses Member: No