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Baddesley Clinton Hall

Knowle
Solihull
West Midlands
B93 0DQ

Enjoy a day at Baddesley Clinton, the medieval moated manor house with hidden secrets! One of the most enchanting properties owned by the National Trust, Baddesley Clinton has seen little change since 1633 when Henry Ferrers 'the Antiquary' died.

Henry Ferrers was Squire at Baddesley for almost seventy years and remodelled the house over a long period of time, introducing much of the panelling and chimney pieces. Henry was proud of his ancestry and began the tradition at Baddesley of armorial glass, which has continued to the present day. Henry let the house in the 1590's when it became a refuge for Jesuit priests, and hiding places, called 'priest's holes', created for their concealment, survive from this era.

The decoration and furnishing of the house also bears the stamp of Marmion Edward Ferrers, and his wife Rebecca who continued to embellish the house with stained glass and heraldry. Pictures painted by Rebecca remain to show how the romantic character of Baddesley was enjoyed in the late nineteenth century when the family also re-created a sumptuously furnished Chapel.

The Baddesley Clinton Garden

Baddesley Clinton has a particularly beautiful garden which includes ponds, a walled garden, lakeside walk and nature trail.

Guided Tours

Private openings for pre-booked parties on Wednesday or Thursday evenings, and supper can be included. Guidebooks are available. School groups are welcome, and we provide a children's guide and teachers' resource book.

Access for People with Disabilities

Access to ground floor and most of garden and grounds, lakeside walk, restaurant and shop. Adapted WC by shop. Wheelchairs are available. Some thick gravel. Designated parking right next to ticket office (not suitable for large coaches.

The Barn Restaurant

The barn housing the restaurant was built in 1721-2 incorporating trusses from the earlier buildings on the site. It was used for storing and threshing grain. The restaurant has turned back the clock to discover the tastes of those times past. A selection of home-cooked foods are now on offer including sandwiches, salads, hot main dishes and puddings. Morning coffee is served from 11.00am, lunches from 12noon until 2.30pm and afternoon tea until 5.00pm."

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Directions

3/4 mile W of A4141 Warwick/Birmingham road at Chadwick End, 7 1/2 miles NW of Warwick, 15m SE of Central Birmingham. Lapworth station 2 1/2 miles. Birmingham International 9 miles.

Baddesley Clinton Hall Postcode for SatNav: B93 0DQ

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