DiCamillo Companion

Maer Hall

  • Earlier Houses: There was at least one earlier house on, or near, the site of the current house.

    House & Family History: Josiah Wedgwood the Elder's daughter, Susannah, was the the mother of Charles Darwin, who was a frequent visitor to Maer Hall, where he supposedly made some of his early geological and botanical studies. Darwin proposed to Josiah Wedgwood the Younger's daughter, Emma Wedgwood, at Maer, and they were married at St. Peter’s, the parish church that overlooks the house.

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: William de Mere, 13th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Josiah Wedgwood the Younger, 1804-43. William Davenport, mid-19th century. F.J. Harrison, late 19th century; Harrison family here until circa 1960.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No