Aston hall

Take a journey back into Birmingham's rich and vibrant past with the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Aston Hall, Blakesley Hall, Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Sarehole Mill and Soho House

Aston Hall - Aston Hall is a Grade I listed Jacobean house in Aston, Birmingham, England, designed by John Thorpe and built between 1618 and 1635 - Aston Hall in Birmingham, one of England's finest Jacobean mansions.

Aston Hall - Aston, Birmingham, England All...

This is the home my great grandfather Sir Thomas Holte had built for himself. Aston Hall, Aston, Birmingham, is a Grade I listed Jacobean house. It was designed by John Thorpe and built between 1618 and

Cricket Match in Aston Hall Park.  Taken 22.6.2013.  Aston, Birmingham - cricket and afternoon tea....fabulously English!

Cricket Match in Aston Hall Park. Taken Aston, Birmingham - cricket and afternoon tea.

Oil Painting - Sir Thomas Holte (1571-1654), 1st Baronet of Aston Hall. His family was influential in Warwickshire. Knighted by James I.  Defended Aston Hall v. 1200 Roundhead troops allowing his guest, Charles I to escape. Irascible: disowned his heir said to have locked rebellious daughter in closet to starve.  Ancestor of Shuckburgh baronets.

Sir Thomas Holte - was the original owner of Aston Hall, a Jacobean country house in Birmingham; and amongst other things, the possessor of a legendary temper.He was quite lovely, and I would have gladly stayed at the beautiful Aston Hall with him.

The Middle Ages for Kids - Life of the Nobility, Kings, Lords, Ladies, Knights

The Middle Ages for Kids - Life of the Nobility, Kings, Lords, Ladies, Knights - additional links too!

Aston Hall is a magnificent seventeenth century red-brick mansion situated in a picturesque public park on the north side of Birmingham.  Built between 1618 and 1635 for Sir Thomas Holte and home to James Watt Junior from 1817-1848, Aston Hall is steeped in history.

Aston Hall is a seventeenth century red-brick mansion situated in a public park on the north side of Birmingham

Anne Verelst, 1771, by George Romney. Anne Verelst was born in 1751. She was the youngest daughter of Josias Wordsworth of Wadworth Hall near Doncaster. In 1771 she married Harry Verelst, (a former Governor of Bengal) and moved into his house, Aston Hall, near Rotherham. This portrait was painted in 1771 or 1772 and is likely to have been commissioned to celebrate their marriage.

1771 Anne Verelst by George Romney (Clifton Park Museum - Rotherham, South Yorkshire UK)

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