Originally an Elizabethan house, Morville Hall was extensively enlarged and expanded around 1750, giving it the appearance of a Georgian home. The Hall is currently the home of Mr and Mrs Irving.
Look out for interesting and quirky Elizabethan features of the original house. Wander through to the back of the house where a flight of elegant stone steps lead down to a beautiful garden.
Elizabethan topiary gardens reflect the age of the house, while a paved pool in the Italian gardens brings the luxury and style of the Georgians to the garden, seamlessly tying the two periods together.
Please note: Morville Hall will be open to the public on selected Friday's and Saturday's throughout the year (booking not required). The 2016 opening dates are:-
May 13th and 14th
June 10th and 11th
July 8th and 9th
September 9th and 10th
Opening times are 12 noon to 5pm, last entry at 4.30pm.
During opening times refreshments will be available from St Gregory the Great Church (not NT). Please pop along for a cup of tea and maybe a slice of delicious, homemade cake. All proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the church.
The Dower House Garden opens every Sunday and Wednesday and Bank Holiday Mondays, but is not run by the National Trust. Please contact Katherine Swift for further information on (01746) 714407.
Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.
|Amount paid by visitor||£11.00||£10.00|
|Tax refund from Government*||£2.75||£0.00|
|Total received by the National Trust||£13.75||£10.00|
No debit / credit card facility to pay entry fee.
Dower House gardens opened independently by Dr K. Swift on Sundays, Wednesdays and Bank Holiday Mondays, 1 April to 30 September (telephone 01746) 714407 for details).