Witley Court

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Witley Court Worcestershire Reviews

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Witley Court Oct 06, 2009
Witley Court, built by Thomas Foley in 1655 in Worcestershire, England is a grade 1 listed building - it was once one of the great houses of the Midlands but is now ruins after a fire in 1937. The court is managed by English Heritage and is under guardianship of the Secretary of the State for culture.

Witley Court has an interesting history, of it's owners, occupants and development. It's earliest building was construced by the Russell Family, and after the Civil War was sold to Thomas Foley who he and his ancestors contributed more to the site. In 1837 the 4th Lord Foley sold the estate to the trustees of William, Lord Ward (later Earl of Dudley). In 1843 Witley Court was lent to Queen Adelaide. In 1920 Witley Court was sold by the 2nd Earl of Dudley, to Sir Herbet Smith. The property was sold again following an accidental fire in 1937 - and still, years later, the ruins are here to see.

To visit Witley Court costs £2.90 for children, £5.80 for adults, £4.90 for concessions and a family ticket is £14.50. For members of the English Heritage, there is no enterance fee.

The ruins of Witley Court are absolutely spectacular. After it's restoration there is still so much to see. Seeing the ruins really makes you try to imagine what the building would have been like over the years it was under different owners, with different interior and exterior development.

As one of the Midlands greatest estates, Witley Court is definitely worth seeing.
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