Dorfold Hall

  • Cheshire
  •  | 01270 625245
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Dorfold Hall is a Jacobean country house, built in 1616 for Ralph Wilbraham. Its beautiful plaster ceilings are complemented by interesting furniture and pictures.

The beautiful Jacobean brickwork of Dorfold Hall

The beautiful Jacobean brickwork of Dorfold Hall

Sir Nikolaus Pevsner considered Dorfold to be one of the two finest Jacobean houses in Cheshire. Some of the rooms were altered in the 18th century by Samuel Wyatt, and many of the interiors retain their original plaster ceilings and oak panelling. The most outstanding is the first floor Drawing Room with its barrel vault, strapwork and pendants. The portraits reflect 400 years of continuous family ownership.

Visitor information

Dorfold's 18 acres of gardens reflect four centuries of gardening fashion. To the south of the Hall, the spring bulbs and herbaceous borders provide colour throughout the Spring and Summer. Visitors can also enjoy the fine specimen trees, a woodland and stream dell and a rock garden containing rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias and acers.


Venue details

Dorfold Hall Dorfold Hall, Nantwich Cheshire CW5 8LD 01270 625245 n/a

Entry details

£5.25 with National Art Pass (standard entry £7)

Apr – Oct
Tue and Bank Holiday Mon, 2pm – 5pm