- Oakley Hall. Staffordshire
Oakley Hall is a privately owned early 18th century mansion house at
Mucklestone, Market Drayton, Staffordshire. It is a Grade II listed building.
The Chetwode family who from about the 13th century owned the
Chetwode Manorestate in Buckinghamshirealso held the manor of Oakley. There was a substantial manor house at Oakley in the 16th century.
In about 1710 Sir John Chetwode Bt, (
High Sheriff of Staffordshirein 1691 and 1698) replaced the old house with a two storey mansion, the ballustaded entrance front having eleven bays, the central three bays of which were pedimented.
The 1881 census discloses the 6th Baronet and his family in residence with a staff of fifteen servants. The Chetwodes sold the estate in 1919.
The house is not generally open to the public but is available by arrangement for corporate functions , conferences etc.
* [http://www.stirnet.com/HTML/genie/british/cc4aq/chetwode1.htm Chetwode pedigree from Stirnet]
* [http://www.search.staffspasttrack.org.uk Staffordshire Past Track]
* [http://www.familysearch.org 1881 census records]
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