We visited the splendid
ruins of Witley Court during June 2001.
The Court is situated to the north west of Worcester and was
one of the great stately homes of the Victorian era.
The house dates back to around the fifteenth century, but was
greatly improved and extended during the 18th and 19th
centuries. The owners of the Court were very wealthy
people whom owned most of the mines in the west country.
Tragically the Court suffered a great fire during the 1930s
and never recovered from it. The owner at the time sold
off most of the surviving fittings, leaving it gutted.
The ruins were saved what were left of them and it is now an
English Heritage site.
The gardens of the Court are magnificent and are been put
back to their original condition.
There is a pair of wonderful fountains, one of which is now
I would recommend a visit if you are in the area.