An Often Forgotten Old English Hall…..


Staunton Harold Hall and Parish Church, Leicestershire

The Hamlet of Staunton Harold which soon became the Estate of Staunton Harold is one of the oldest of England’s Family Homes.  The Shirley Ferrers family played some significant, complicated and at time checked role in history of England, English Nobility and Royalty.  Far too complicated to narrate in this short blog (but a google search will help).

In recent time the Halls history has seen it change from a Leonard Cheshire Home for Disabled and Injured Members of the forces (after WW2) back to a family home and a large well manged Estate of some 2000 acres. The old Stable Block is now a Craft Centre and is adjacent to a rather good Plant Nursery.

The Hall, as so many such idyllic locations can offer facilities for Weddings, but apart from that it is not one of Leicestershire’s  ‘Stately Homes’ open for general visitation. But the woodland and countryside offer some great walks.

The old Parish Church is now in the care of the National Trust and is open at weekends for visits..

But that is a pleasure we will have to leave on hold for a couple of months at least

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

28th March

(C) David Oakes 2020

7 thoughts on “An Often Forgotten Old English Hall…..

  1. I enjoyed seeing the shot of Staunton Harold, David, its home ground for me. If you haven’t, nearby Dimmingsdale {localy known as the lead mines] is well worth a visit, particularly in January/February when the Snowdrops are in flower. Can be quite spectacular.


    • Yep…been there done that…but sadly not this season. I also love Spring Wood opposite at Bluebell time, what a great display. Again I not sure we will be able to see those this year. It is a great area with the tramway from Ticknall, what a place it once as for industrial activity. 🙂


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