Country Houses of Shropshire

8th March 2021

The Arts Society, Wrekin are presenting the following Zoom Lecture on Wednesday 10th March.

Wednesday 10th March - 2pm The Country Houses of Shropshire - Gareth Williams (Curator and Head of Learning at Weston Park)


June 2021 finally sees the publication of ‘The Country Houses of Shropshire’, a significant and long-awaited study of Shropshire’s varied country houses, which considers the history of over three hundred houses. Shropshire is the largest English inland county, and has a wide variety of important landed country houses, with owners from diverse social groups, with links to trade in Liverpool, Manchester and London as well as the local gentry. The book is not simply about the houses but also about the people who lived in them, their artistic tastes and their estates, which are considered as an integral part of the character of each house. Important sporting associations, fine and decorative art collections, and also important guests and social networks all bring the stories of the houses to life. In this talk, the book’s author Gareth Williams gives a preview of some of the houses’ histories – some familiar and others not – illustrated with just a few of the 690 illustrations which are used in the book itself.

Suggested Donation - Minimum £6 per observer for Weston Park Foundation


This can be paid by BACS to: THE ARTS SOCIETY WREKIN – number two Account, sort code 20-97-90, A/C number 03857654 - don’t forget to put your surname and initial as the reference, and please email Nicky to let her know that you are making a BACS payment or: by cheque to The Arts Society Wrekin and sent to Nicky Lipscombe at Sawmill Cottage, Badger, Shropshire WV6 7JP.

The link for ZOOM will be sent by MailChimp a day or two before the event.

If you have queries please contact Nicky – see below

The donations from this event will be given to Weston Park Foundation to assist their education programme.


Nicky Lipscombe – 01746 783591 or        

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