England Travel

Ford Green Hall

Ford Green Hall is a lovely farmhouse dating back to the 17th century in Stoke-on-Trent. More details are available on fordgreenhall.org.uk. I’ve enjoyed my visit a lot. There were a few volunteers and they were so friendly and they answered all our questions. I would gladly visit Ford Green Hall again.

Ford Green Hall. Outside

Ford Green Hall is one of the few houses surviving from the 17th century. The original frame structure was made in 1624 for Hugh Ford. The house had additions built to it through the years. The Ford family lived there for almost 200 years, before selling it in 1805. In the 19th century it was partitioned into cottages. During the restoration made by the City Council, the stairways were removed and the house returned to its initial form.

Ford Green Hall. Interior

The parlour game is a very large room. It was originally used as a bedroom and sitting room.

Ford Green Hall. table on display

This is a rent table, from c.1540. This kind of tables were used by both merchants and shopkeepers. The table has a loose top that would slid forward. Money would be placed inside for safety.

Ford Green Hall. Interior

Ford Green Hall. Kitchens

The kitchen is lovely too. It was built in the 1730s. Cooking was still made on open fire, so a separate kitchen would be a better choice, as it would be more safe.

Ford Green Hall. Kitchen table

Ford Green Hall. Porch

This is the Porch. It was fashionable and made the house more imposing. It also had the purpose to prevent droughts.

Ford Green Hall. Window

This is glass, made out of thin sheets of horn, tallow soaked stretched linen on a frame. This is the first time I’ve heard about this.

Ford Green Hall. Bedroom

Ford Green Hall. Upstair room

Ford Green Hall. Item on display

I was surprised to hear that this candle holder was made a few centuries ago. It looks like a new modern, stylish Danish style home accessories.

Ford Green Hall. Room

Ford Green Hall. Outside

The house is gorgeous. It is worth a visit. I bought a couple of second hand books from their shop and a new book about the Hall that I’m very keen on reading. There is also a nice looking tearoom, with a few places outside.

Ford Green Hall. Outside

Ford Green Hall is on Ford Green Road, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 1NG. There is a free car park. Near the museum there is a lovely walking place, a nature reserve.

6 Comment

  1. This looks like a wonderful place to visit. I’ll have to add it too my list 🙂

  2. Oh it looks so wonderful there! I’m very taken by that first tapestry- it is so bright and colourful! How old is it?

    1. It didn’t have a museum label, so I think it was a replica. In one of the rooms at the second floor, a lady was making some tapestry. I think they are lovely and more replicas should be made, to create the real feel of the place, how it would have looked like all those years ago.

  3. We love looking round old houses and finding out about how people lives in years gone by, this looks a great example. I’ll add it to the ever-growing list! Mich x

  4. What a wonderful place to visit and explore. Stepping back in history to discover all their essentials and comparing them to life now.

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