National Trust Benthall Hall

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Handsome 16th-century Shropshire house and restored garden.

Benthall Hall is a 16th-century English country house located close to the town of Broseley, Shropshire, Englans, and a few miles from the historic Ironbridge Gorge. It retains much of its fine oak interior, and an elaborate 17th-century staircase. It is still occupied by the Benthall family, but has been owned by the National Trust since 1958, and is open to the public two to three afternoons a week during the summer season (March-September).

The Hall was built around 1580, probably on the site of an earlier 12th-century manor. During the Civil War it was garrisoned, and was a site of several skirmishes.

The garden is largely the product of two tenants. George Maw (1832

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