Saturday 28 April 2012

Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens

Castle Bromwich Hall was built in 1599 and was the property of Sir Edward Devereux. The estate changed hands in 1657 when Sir John Bridgeman purchased the hall and gardens. Many changes have taken place since with the tower and kitchen block being added in 1838. 

The Bridgeman family inherited Weston Park in 1762 and Castle Bromwich Hall went through a period of being let to tenants before the family moved back to the hall in 1820. The last member of the family lived in the hall until 1936.

The gardens had been looked after but gradually over time they became neglected and finally suffered from vandalism and fell into general decay. In 1982 the gardens were restored and a Trust was formed to protect their future.

The Earl of Bradford donated the gardens to the Trust and after extensive work the gardens opened to the public in 1988 with restoration continuing until 1998. The massive wall around these gardens is of particular interest and provides a sheltered and tranquil environment.

Chester Road, Castle Bromwich, Birmingham,  B36 9B.  Tel: 0121 749 4100

View the Photos of Castle Bromwich Hall & Gardens

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