Ightfield Hall

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Venue Type & Location

Private Residence

Site Name: Ightfield Hall
Location: near Whitchurch
County: Shropshire
Location Type: Town - near town at determined location


Little has been discovered about the Mainwaring family's medieval hall, located on a moated site 4 miles SE of Whitchurch.

The present red brick farmhouse on or near the site dates from the late 17th c.

Performance History

A probable performance venue. No relevant household records survive but an entertainer or entertainers under Sir Richard Mainwaring's patronage performed at nearby Shrewsbury in the early 16th c.

Current Status


History of the Venue

15th c. William Mainwaring of Peover, Cheshire, acquired Ightfield via marriage with Margaret Warren.

late 17th c. House rebuilt on a T-plan.

1690 Charles Mainwaring died, leaving his estate heavily encumbered.

Record Source

REED Shropshire1.191

Patrons who owned this venue

Name Dates Titles
Mainwaring, Richard 1506-1558 Knight

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