Pitchford Hall



Daily Telegraph



Year built The current house was built by wool merchant Adam Ottley in the 1560s Notable owners The crusader Geoffrey De Pykeford; Charles Jenkinson, 3rd Earl of Liverpool, younger brother of the former prime minister Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool; General Sir Charles Grant and his eccentric wife Lady Sybil Grant, daughter of the former prime minister Archie Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery Best known for Its 17th-century treehouse in an enormous broadleaf lime tree, visited in 1832 by the future Queen Victoria How big? The house has about 40 rooms, and sits in about 1,000 acres Where to find it Pitchford Hall, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY5 7DN; pitchfordestate.com