- Benthall Hall, Benthall, TF12 5RX
- 01952 882159
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