DiCamillo Companion
England

Peover Hall

  • Built / Designed For: Sir Randle Mainwaring

    House & Family History: Peover Hall is an Elizabethan manor house with a carved staircase, paneled walls, and a fine Long Gallery. The Dining Room contains carved pilasters from Oteley Hall, Shropshire. During World War II the House served as the headquarters of General George Patton's 3rd Army (American).

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Peover has a fine 20th century Arts and Crafts garden, an avenue of lime trees, yew hedges, a rose garden, a white garden, a pink garden, and a lily pool with a summer house. The Grade I-listed Carolinian Stables are brick with mullioned windows; they are particularly noted for their remarkable and rare plasterwork ceilings.

    Chapel & Church: The Mainwaring Chapel is notable.

  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 123, 1853.

  • Title: Historic Houses (magazine)
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: Winter 2002, pg. 22
    Publisher: London: Historic Houses Association
    ISBN: 0260-8707
    Book Type: Magazine

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (1988 - TV series, episode 2.2, "Silver Blaze," as Mapleton stables). "The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes" (1991 - TV series, episode 1.3, "Shoscombe Old Place," as Shoscombe Hall stables).
  • Seat of: Randle Brooks

    Past Seat of: Sir Randle Mainwaring, 16th century; Mainwaring family here until the early 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01565-632-358

    Historic Houses Member: Yes