Malvern Walking Festival: History Around Hanley Castle

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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

Cost: £5.00

Saturday 28 May 2022