DiCamillo Companion
England

Madeley Court (Madeley Hall)

  • Built / Designed For: Sir Robert Brooke

    House & Family History: Madeley Court was built as a grange to Wenlock Priory. During the Dissolution of the Monasteries it was purchased by Sir Robert Brooke, speaker of the House of Commons, who converted it into a private home. In the early 18th century the house was let by Abraham Darby I, whose innovation of smelting iron with coke instead of charcoal at Coalbrookdale in 1709 is generally regarded as the process that started the Industrial Revolution. Madeley is today a hotel.

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir Robert Brooke, 16th century; Brooke family here until the early 19th century. Abraham Darby I, 1709-17 (as tenant).

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel

    Ownership Details: Today Telford Madeley Court Hotel

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01952-680-068

    Fax: 01952-684-275

    Email: enquiries@hotels-telford.com

    Website: https://www.hotels-telford.com

    Historic Houses Member: No