Monday, 6 February 2017

Rode Hall -Cheshire

There has been a building on the park for at least 700 years. The original timer framed manor house was owned by the Rode family but passed into the hands of the Wilbraham family in 1669. The Wilbrahams are still living and running the house and grounds.

In 1700 work started on replacing the old manor house. A brick built house took shape over the next 7 to 8 years. In 1752 a second building was erected and in 1800 there was further work done and the two buildings were linked together. This created a large house but one of several different styles.

The house is a home, but one that is full of interesting furniture, ceramics and paintings. The gardens leading down to the lake cover 10 nacres but alongside the house is a 2 acres walled kitchen garden that supplies all the needs of the tea house. Visiting can take place every Wednesday from April to September, plus Bank Holiday Mondays.

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