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12th June 2024

Shropshire Group's Visit to Aldenham Park

Shropshire Group's Visit to Aldenham Park

Aldenham Park is a privately owned house and estate just outside Morville, near Bridgnorth. It was originally built as a fortified manor house in the mid-fifteenth century for the Acton family. It is now Grade II* Palladian house with strong links to Charles I who took refuge here in a priest hole from Oliver Cromwell (leaving his coat behind). Later, Charles II presented the Acton family with a fine Van Dyck portrait of his father, which still hangs in the saloon to this day. The half-mile, straight tree-lined drive gives a stunning approach.

The house was sold by the Acton family to the present owner’s grandfather in 1959 and is now a private family home, which is not normally open to the public.

The tour will be of the exterior, through the gardens, followed by a tour of the main downstairs rooms and two of the state bedrooms. Tea will be served in the saloon. The cost of the tour and the tea will £25 per head.