- Swynnerton Hall
Swynnerton Hall is a 17th century country mansion house, the home of
Lord Stafford, situated at Swynnerton near Stone , Staffordshire. It is a Grade I listed building.
The manor of Swynnerton was owned by the eponymous family for several centuries before it came to the Fitzherberts of
Norbury Hallwhen William Fitzherbert married Elizabeth daughter and heiress of Humphrey Swynnerton in 1562.
The manor was rebuilt in about 1729 to an impressive
Georgian styledesign by architect Francis Smith of Warwickof three storeys and a nine bayed frontage.
A private family chapel was built adjacent to the Hall by
Gilbert Blountin about 1868. The chapel has Grade II* listedstatus.
Francis Fitzherbert inherited the title
Baron Staffordon the death of his maternal uncle, Fitzherbert Stafford Jerningham of Costessey Hall, Norfolk in 1913. Thomas Fitzherbertof Swynnerton was a leading Jesuitof his day. The infamous Mrs Fitzherbert was the widow of a later Thomas Fitzherbert of Swynnerton.
The present Lord Stafford (
High Sheriff of Staffordshire) in 2005 still resides at the Hall and farms the 3000 acre estate.
* "A History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1" (1835) John Burke pp 78-82 (ISBN9781847271685)
* [http://www.search.staffspasttrack.org.uk/engine/resource/default.asp?txtKeywords=SWYNNERTON&IstContext=1&IstResourceType=1&Ist Staffordshire Past Track]
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