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Peover Hall

  • Built / Designed For: Sir Randle Mainwaring

    House & Family History: Peover Hall is an Elizabethan manor house with a carved staircase, paneled walls, and a fine long gallery. The dining room contains carved pilasters from Oteley Hall, Shropshire. During World War II Peover served as a POW camp and as the headquarters of General George Patton's 3rd Army (American).

  • Garden & Outbuildings: Peover has a fine 20th century Arts & Crafts garden, an avenue of lime trees, yew hedges, a rose garden, a white garden, a pink garden, and a lily pool with a summer house. The Grade I-listed Restoration stables are brick with mullioned windows; they are particularly noted for their remarkable and rare plasterwork ceilings.

  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. II, p. 123, 1853.

  • Title: Historic Houses (magazine)
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: Winter 2002, pg. 22
    Publisher: London: Historic Houses Association
    ISBN: 0260-8707
    Book Type: Magazine

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (1988 - TV series, episode 2.2, "Silver Blaze," as Mapleton stables). "The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes" (1991 - TV series, episode 1.3, "Shoscombe Old Place," as Shoscombe Hall stables). "Peaky Blinders" (2015 - BBC TV series).
  • Current Seat / Home of: Randle Brooks; family here since 1940.

    Past Seat / Home of: Sir Randle Mainwaring, 16th century; Sir Thomas Mainwaring, 1st Bt. (first creation), until 1689; Sir John Mainwaring, 2nd Bt., 1689-1702; Sir Thomas Mainwaring, 3rd Bt., 1702-26; Sir Henry Mainwaring, 4th Bt., 1726-97; Mainwaring family here until 1919. Peel family, 1919-40.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: Owned by Randle Brooks Ltd.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01565-632-358

    Website: https://www.peoverhall.co.uk/

    Historic Houses Member: Yes