Sibdon Castle and Oakly Park
Visit | Sibdon Castle and Oakly Park
Monday 22 April 2013 - 10:00 until 16:30
This is a rare opportunity to visit two of Shropshire's most interesting privately owned country houses that are not normally open to the public.
Sibdon Castle, by kind permission of Mr and Mrs Robert Holden, is a handsome early 17th century mansion built for the Corbet family. The interior includes portraits and furniture closely associated with the Herbert family of Powis Castle. If the weather is fine, time will be spent in the gardens and then visit the Church of St Michael, which the houses looks on to.
Before stopping for lunch the visit will explore the medieval Church of St Mary the Virgin in the ancient village of Bromfield. Lunch will be held in a private room at The Ludlow Food Centre, a 21st century incarnation of the Earl of Plymouth's Oakly Estate.
Then, by kind permission of Viscount and Viscountess Windsor, the visit will continue to Oakly Park the seat and home of the Early of Plymouth's eldest son. After being purchased in 1772 by Clive of India, the Greek Revival architect C. R. Cockerell for his grandson. Now home to Clive's descendents the house holds a remarkable collection art both old and modern in a variety of mediums.
This event has been organised by a local supporter group to help raise money for the Art Fund.