An 1830 engraving of the House from "Picturesque Views in Staffordshire and Shropshire"
Earlier Houses: There was an 11th century moated manor house, on a different site, that was replaced by the 17th century house.
House & Family History: The Wolseley Estate was granted to the Wolseley family by a medieval king as a reward for killing all the wolves that were ruining the king's hunting by preying on deer in Staffordshire.
Garden & Outbuildings: The Wolseley Hall Estate remained derelict until the 1980s, when Sir Charles Wolseley began a restoration of the landscape garden. In 1990 the Victorian Stableblock was converted into a visitor center, operated by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.
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: XXVII, 234, 1910.
House Listed: Demolished
Park Listed: Not Listed
Past Seat / Home of: Sir Charles Wolseley, 8th Bt., 19th century.
Current Ownership Type: Demolished
Primary Current Ownership Use: Demolished
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No