Walk No: MWF17
Historic houses, people and events in and around Hanley Castle
2½ miles; allow 2 hours
A fascinating historical walk, passing many interesting homes and learning about the people who lived in them, including a 17th century cottage occupied for more than 200 years by five generations of one family and a pub occupied for more than 100 years by three generations of another; one of the oldest cottages contains a beam proved to have been felled in the winter of 1457/58; a former vicarage and farm occupied in the mid-19th century by a gifted tenant farmer who won prizes for his livestock and designed a silver medal for the county agricultural society; Severn End mansion, ancestral home of the Lechmere family since the 12th century; and Bonner’s Cottage, reputed birthplace of the notorious Edmund Bonner, Bishop of London.
Those interested in speciality beers may like to finish with a pint at the old style Three Kings Inn.
Start: 6.00 pm
Meet: meet and park in Hanley Castle High School car park
Grid reference: SO 839420
Post code: WR8 0BL
Difficulty: Leisurely / Gentle
Walk Leader: Malcolm Fare