Whitbourne Hall is a grade II* listed neo-Palladian country house located in the village of Whitbourne, on the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border, England.
The hall was designed by the well known architect E.W.Elmslie, who also designed the Great Malvern Railway Station.
The house was built for the owners of the Hill, Evans and Co Vinegar Works of Worcester, which was in the nineteenth century the largest vinegar producer in the world. Edward Bickerton Evans had Whitbourne Hall designed and built at the height of his financial success and he incorporated all the latest design features.
Whitbourne Hall has imposing columns, an amazing blue glass ceiling, possibly the largest in Europe and ‘Adam’ style décor in the stunning Drawing Room and Morning Room.
The imposing Dining Room has a black marble fireplace and a magnificent dining table. When the table is dressed and there is a log fire burning you can imagine what it would have been like to partake in a formal Victorian dinner.
The Hall had a hot air heating system, which was a real luxury in the nineteenth century; unfortunately it is no longer in operation. It also has a series of water tanks built beneath the courtyard and down to the kitchen garden, in order to provide water to the greenhouses and gardens.
An impressive Palm House was later added to the building, but the roof and glass were removed in the 1930’s and now only the semi circular structure remains. But it provides a beautiful profile to the south terrace.
The Italian parterre garden, the south terrace, the kitchen garden and the rockery have been lovingly restored and are well worth a visit.
The house is open by appointment for individuals and special parties. If you would like to bring a party along please click here and fill in the enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.