The Shugborough you enjoy today has been shaped by inspiring and talented people, who wanted to keep a snapshot of their idea of an Arcadian landscape.
Whilst his brother George was circumnavigating the world, Thomas was influenced by culture, literature and music to create his perfect paradise.
Learn about the father of the British Navy.
Thomas Anson was inspired to make Shugborough his perfect paradise. His first wave of creation erected the monuments you can see to the North West of the mansion.
After the death of his brother, Naval Captain George Anson, Thomas started a second wave of transformation.
The great nephew of Thomas and George Anson received Shugborough in 1789 and started a series of renovations turning the estate into what we can enjoy today.
This landscaper’s work made Shugborough a highly significant example of agricultural history and landscape design.
Wyatt was the man who created our innovative farm and renovated the mansion into what you can enjoy today.