The House from "Morris's Views of Seats," circa 1875.
Earlier Houses: The first house here was a circa 1184 hunting lodge in the Kinver Forest, which was replaced by a 1446 moated house; this house was demolished after the Civil War.
Built / Designed For: Thomas Whorwood
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: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 71, 1855.
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Hugh Tyrel, 14th century. Richard Hampton, 14th century; Hampton family here until 1472. George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, 15th century. Sir William Whorwood, 16th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Thomas Whorwood, 16th century. Thomas Foley, 17th century. James Foster, 19th century; William Orme Foster, 19th century. Francis Grazebrook, 20th century; Grazebrook family here until 1974.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No