Information for record number MWA5244:
Edstone Hall

Summary The site of Edstone Hall, a manor house and park dating to the Imperial period. Features of the park include a lake and boat house, drives and an icehouse. It is marked on the Ordnance Survey maps of 1886 and 1926 and is located north of Bearley.
What Is It?  
Type: Manor House, Park, House
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Wootton Wawen
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 17 61
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record
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Source Number  

1 H Mills is stated to have built the present Edstone Hall on the site of an old Manor House (PRN 1619).
2 Edstone Hall, c1800, has recently been demolished.
3 No remains of the earlier halls survive.
4 The house was rebuilt in 1936. Remains of parkland with ornamental planting survive. Features include lake, boathouse, drives, ice house, pleasure grounds, kitchen garden. Recommended for inclusion on Local List.
5 The OS 1:10560 1886 Sht 38NW shows the house, with a number of park Features including the lake and ice house clearly shown. The grounds appear to contain an area north east of the house not shown as parkland in 1926.
6 The OS 1:10560 1926 Sht 38NW shows the parkland at that date shaded.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Wootton Wawen
Author/originator: Cooper W
Date: 1936
Page Number: 74
Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Victoria County History, vol 3, Warwickshire
Author/originator: Salzman L F (ed)
Date: 1945
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 3
Source No: 4
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Warwickshire Register Review Data Tables (Stratford on Avon)
Author/originator: Lovie, Jonathan
Date: 1997
Page Number:
Source No: 5
Source Type: Map
Title: 38NW 1:10560 1886
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1886
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 38NW
Source No: 6
Source Type: Map
Title: 38NW 1:10560 1926
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1926
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 38NW
Source No: 3
Source Type: Record Card/Form
Title: OS Card 29NE1
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1967
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 29NE1
A view of Edstone Hall after it became a hotel
Copyright: Warwickshire County Council
Date: 1920s
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source OS Card Ordnance Survey Record Card. Before the 1970s the Ordnance Survey (OS) were responsible for recording archaeological monuments during mapping exercises. This helped the Ordnance Survey to decide which monuments to publish on maps. During these exercises the details of the monuments were written down on record cards. Copies of some of the cards are kept at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. The responsibility for recording archaeological monuments later passed to the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historic Monuments. back
period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument ICEHOUSE * A structure, partly underground, for the preservation of ice for use during warmer weather. back
monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument KITCHEN GARDEN * A private garden established primarily for growing vegetables and herbs for domestic consumption. back
monument LAKE * A large body of water surrounded by land. back
monument BOAT HOUSE * A house or shelter for the storage and/or launching of boats. back
monument MANOR HOUSE * The principal house of a manor or village. back
monument PARK * An enclosed piece of land, generally large in area, used for hunting, the cultivation of trees, for grazing sheep and cattle or visual enjoyment. Use more specific type where known. back
monument MILL * A factory used for processing raw materials. Use more specific mill type where known. See also TEXTILE MILL, for more narrow terms. back
monument FEATURE * Areas of indeterminate function. back
monument DRIVE * A road/carriage way giving access from the main road to the house, stables. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back

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