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.
House Listed: Grade II*
Park Listed: Grade II
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
Historic Houses Member: Yes