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Peover Hall

Elizabethan Peover Hall was built in 1585 by Sir Ralph Mainwaring.

Peover Hall

The hall boasts an elaborate carved staircase, panelled walls and a long gallery. The Morning Room contains rich panelling and a set of ornate bookcases brought from Oteley, the Mainwaring family's Victorian seat in Shropshire. The sitting room contains woodwork and furniture from the 16th century.The landing above the Entrance Hall displays portraits of the Kings and Queens of England. On the top floor is the long gallery which contains antique furniture and toys.

Peover Hall

During the Second World War the hall served as the headquarters of the American Third Army and was home to General George S Patton. Nearby St. Lawrence's Church, still displays the American flag side-by-side with the Union flag to commemorate Patton's residence there. The church contains a number of Mainwaring tomb monuments.

The red brick Carolean stable block is dated 1654 and is a grade I listed Grade building. Built by Ellen Mainwaring as a present for her son, Thomas, it contains Tuscan style columns at the end of each stall and a decorated panelled ceiling. There is also a mounting block which dates from the mid 18th century.

The Stables

Peover Hall

The hall is surrounded by a pleasant eighteenth century landscaped park. The gardens contain a twentieth century arts and crafts garden. There is also an avenue of pleached limes, a circular lawn, yew hedges and topiary, a rose garden, a white garden, a pink garden, a herb garden and a lily pool with a summer house.

A walk from Over Peover to Peover Hall

Lower Peover

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