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The Ancient High House

48 Greengate St, Stafford ST16 2JA, UK

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About The Ancient High House

The Ancient High House is one of the finest Tudor buildings in the country. Once dominating the skyline of Stafford, it is the largest remaining timber framed town house in England.  The house was constructed in 1595 by the Dorrington family, from local oak, which anecdotally came from the nearby Doxey Wood, and is the largest timber framed town house in England.


Attractions near The Ancient High House

Victoria Park0.34km from The Ancient High House

Victoria Park is a Green Flag award winning park located on the banks of the River Sow in the heart of Stafford Town Centre. The park includes a large lake, tennis courts, children's play area and a Cenotaph which was erected in 1921 in memory of the Tipton men who fallen in the Great War. The names of the Second World War dead were added after that conflict ended in 1945.

Stafford Castle2.24km from The Ancient High House

Stafford Castle is considered one of the best surviving examples of Norman earthworks in the country.  It was originally built by Robert de Toeni, (later known as Robert of Stafford), in the Norman period, Stafford Castle has dominated the local skyline for over 900 years.A programme of archaeological excavations has gradually revealed many of its secrets. Visitors can follow an informative trail of interpretation panels to discover the castle's history.

National Trust - Shugborough Estate7.08km from The Ancient High House

The National Trust's Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire, incorporates a Georgian mansion house and walled garden. The hall is situated on the edge of Cannock Chase, about 5.8 miles east of Stafford and 4.7 miles from Rugeley. The estate was owned by the Bishops of Lichfield until the Dissolution of the Monasteries You can explore sweeping parkland, ancient woodland and a landscape peppered with monuments. See seasonal blooms in the formal gardens, or produce in the walled garden.

Amerton Farm8.45km from The Ancient High House

Amerton Farm is situated in superb Staffordshire countryside and is easy to access by road and rail. Amerton Farmhouse dates from 1793, has log fires, oak beams and offers a friendly and comfortable family atmosphere for Bed & Breakfast. There is a guest lounge and dining room situated on the ground floor and the first floor of the house is used totally for Bed & Breakfast visitors.

Amerton Railway8.51km from The Ancient High House

The Amerton Railway is a 2ft gauge line, set in the rolling Staffordshire countryside, and situated at the very popular Amerton Working Farm. The Railway is home to the 1897 Bagnall-built saddle tank Isabel which became such a part of Stafford life on her plinth outside the main Stafford Station. It is owned by Staffordshire Narrow Gauge Railway Limited, a registered charity, and operated by volunteers.

Cannock Chase AONB9.43km from The Ancient High House

Cannock Chase – Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is located in Staffordshire in the West Midlands, England. Designated a AONB back in 1958, the AONB is compact in size covering 68 square miles located between Cannock, Lichfield, Stafford and Rugeley. The area is known for its landscape that includes the largest area of lowland heathland in the Midlands, woodland, forest, parkland mixed agriculture and gravel quarrying. The area is important for wildlife, visitors can see wild deer in the area

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Staffordshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. It borders Cheshire to the north west, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the southeast, the West Midlands County and Worcestershire to the south, and Shropshire to the west.