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 working again.

I would recommend a visit if you are in the area.