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Pitchford Hall

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;





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