Bee About Old Colehurst Manor
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This cache can be done is a straight 2 part Multi starting from Colehurst Manor Farm, and taking you around the back of Old Colehurst Manor and up the side of Colehurst Wood, the route has views of the old Manor House, as well as clear views towards Hodnet, and the Wrekin. The cache can also be done as a circular route, starting and finishing at the suggested parking area.
As far back as the Romans, there has been a settlement at Colehurst. In the 12th Century William the Conqueror gave the area to Roger Culeculle where the name Colehurst originated from. Benedictine monks lived and worshipped at the original Manor through the 13th Century before the Barker family came to Colehurst in 1275. It then remained in their ownership until the beginning of the 18th Century.
The Manor you see today was built in 1580 with Charles the first as one of its visitors. The Coton family came to Colehurst in 1704 and the manor got the status - Capital Manor - . Over the next two centuries the property changed hands through the Stillitoe family, by marriage to the Griffiths and later to Isabella Spencer, Great Great Aunt to the late Princess Diana.
In 1875 the Manor was restored and remained in the Griffiths family until 1956 when it was sold with the farm. It was left empty from 1976 until 1986 when the current owners came to its rescue.
Old Colehurst Manor is one of the most important Elizabethan manor houses in Shropshire. Grade II* listed being of great historic interest, the current owners have completed seven years of restoration work, working alongside English Heritage, to bring it back to its former glory.
Parking: the parking co-ords are a short distance from the trailhead, although there are several gateways close to the start of the byway, however please do not block any gateways or access to fields, Thank You.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum