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Visit to Upton Cressett Hall
Friday 24 May 2019

A VISIT BY COACH TO
UPTON CRESSETT HALL AND GARDENS, SHROPSHIRE ON FRIDAY 24 MAY 2019

Upton Cressett Hall is a Grade I Listed Elizabethan moated manor house in the village of Upton Cressett, Shropshire. Originally the house was timber-framed with a great hall, a solar wing and a cross-wing. In 1580 it was substantially remodelled by Richard Cressett, High Sheriff of Shropshire, who encased the building in brick, added large brick chimney-stacks and by creating a false ceiling in the great hall allowed for the creation of first-floor rooms.

The Grade I Listed Norman church of St. Michael’s has stood beside the Hall since the 11th century and the simple architecture, fine Chancel Arch and Norman font have been acclaimed by John Betjeman and Nickolaus Pevsner. The Hall and the 16thcentury turreted Gatehouse have a long tradition of hospitality including hosting such historic figures as the eldest ‘Prince in the Tower’ – King Edward V -in 1483, Prince Rupert of the Rhine in 1646 and prime ministers. After being restored by Sir William Cash, MP and his wife Bridget in the early 1970s, the Hall is now the family home of writer William Cash and his wife Lady Laura Cash who has her Millinery Studio in the grounds.

Please note that wheelchair access is limited to the gardens and ground floor of the Hall only.

The all inclusive cost of this visit is £52.50 each to include coach travel, refreshments on arrival, a private guided tour of the Hall, a two-course buffet lunch with wine and gratuities. There is a reduced rate for Historic Houses members who will pay £46.50 but must remember to bring their valid membership card on the day.

We will depart from Johnsons Yard at 8.45 am and the Old Sils at 9.00 am. After lunch you will have time to spend in the gardens, visit St. Michael’s Church and the Millinery Studio before our departure for home at approximately 3.30 pm.

The image shows the interior of the Gatehouse at Upton Cressett

Members will have received a Booking Form. Non-members are invited to apply by using the Contact link on the home page