Pudleston Court, a Grade 2 listed building, is a prime example of a period during the mid to late 19th century when it was the fashion for successful industrialists of the day to build large country piles as ostentatious and lasting monuments to their achievements.
It has seen many changes over the centuries, however, from its initial conception as a residence fit for a well-to-do gentleman of the mid-1800s.
Lancashire “coal baron” Elias Chadwick originally commissioned the design and construction of the building in 1846 from Liverpool architect J. T. Brearley, who had produced plans for a lavish Tudor-Gothic style country house to be constructed of coursed pink sandstone, slate roofs and with embattled parapets.
The Chadwick family remained in ownership of the estate for several decades.
During the Second World War, the house was used by the British Red Cross as a convalescence home for members of the armed forces injured in battle (author James Herriot stayed there).
In the 1950s, the house was then converted to use as a local authority special school for children with learning difficulties.
Today Pudleston Court is a privately owned country estate.
Here you will find the beautiful drone footage shot by the very talented Rich Keily. We hope this gives you a better idea of what the estate looks like and how unique our setting is as pictures just don’t do our surroundings justice!
If you are wondering where the properties are situated on the estate, try using our map! Illustrated by the fantastic Katy Alston, this map shows where all the properties are within the estate so you can get your bearings. You’ll notice the paths through the woods and some of our lovely features such as the bridges, lakes and even the swing’s on there too. We also put this map in the welcome pack so you can use it when you go exploring.
Once you’ve got your bearings check out our property pages to see the barns, cottages and lodges in detail. If you have any queries or if you’d like more information please do get in touch by using our Contact Us page.