The Manor House, Main Road

Brief History

The Manor House dates back to 1540 and has many fine features of that time. It is a traditionally constructed house on a full timber frame. The front door, an example of 16th Century workmanship, has a special preservation order of its own.  Inside the house there are many fine solid oak beams denoting some wealth of the original owner. Of particular interest are the dragon beams, rarely found in the Midlands. Some stone blocks used in the building of the house were probably from an earlier hill fortification and the stone floor is identical to the one found in Little Moreton Hall.

The Manor House would have been at the centre of much of the village's history during the last 450 plus years. It has been said that today there remains evidence of servants sleeping in the attics as candle holders and torch marks are still to be found on the beams.

There is a tunnel, reputedly leading across the fields from Haselour Hall and the original well in the garden was only covered over in late 1980s.

In 1932 Emma Mary Webb, the last of her family and owner of the Manor House, died bequeathing the property to the Church. In 1969 the house was sold and was beautifully restored to its original style.