Witley Court, Worcestershire. Location map
 
  Witley Court, Great Witley, Worcestershire, England   Witley Court.

Looking at Witley court you might assume that it is a normal, impressive stately home but if you look carefully you may notice that you can see sky through some of the windows on the right-hand side. Witley court is, in fact, a ruin.

Witley Court is now owned and maintained by English Heritage.

 

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  View of the fountain, Witley Court, Worcestershire, England   Witley Court.

This fountain was executed by James Forsyth and William Forsyth who were carrying out sculpture in the house and the church at the time. It is known as the Perseus and Andromeda Fountain and has been restored to working order by English Heritage.

 

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  The Conservatory, Witley Court, Worcestershire, England   Witley Court.

The earliest phase of the Witley Court buildings dates from the 13th century then a substantial new house was constructed at the end of the 15th century. This in turn was remodelled and extended in the early 17th century and in the 1850s this vast conservatory was added which originally had a glass roof but that has long since gone.

 

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  The Church, Witley Court, Worcestershire, England   Witley Court.

Although the church was originally part of the house it was, then and now, the parish church for the villages of Great Witley and Little Witley. It has never been a private chapel and is not owned by English Heritage.

It is probably Britain's finest baroque church with a spectacular interior.

 

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