HARVINGTON HALL, Worcestershire
Information and History
Click on the map below for address contact details,opening times and a brief history of the building. Access to the Hall is via guided tour by guides well versed in the history of the building (and in costume on the day of our visit).
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This building is thought not to have been visited by Charles II and his party during the escape from the Battle of Worcester, they must have passed quite close by and it certainly had all of the requirements, being a Catholic house and containing many secret hiding places. Possibly Charles wanted to put more distance between Worcester and himself!
Harvington is certainly worth visiting. It has a moat and boasts that it has the finest series of priests hiding places of any house in the country, the tour includes the chance to enter one of these.
There is free car parking.
As usual, it is advisable to ring and confirm opening times.
Nearby, stands the Church of St Mary's which has a beautiful interior and contains a Bronze executed by Faith Tolkien, the duaghter in law of the author JRR Tolkien.
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The Manhunt for Charles II