Friday, 24 June 2016

On Your Own Doorstep... The Manor House, West Bromwich


Hello Everyone,

As promised this week I am looking at our local Manor House. I popped along a couple of weeks ago during a school holiday and found a lot of activity going on... a sandpit and deckchairs giving a beach environment plus donkey rides and inside a 'Punch and Judy' show. It was all extremely exciting to numerous youngsters.

A seaside environment.

Murder, grave robbing and insanity are all part of the story of this fascinating and unique building - the Manor House has seen it all.
Built by Richard de Marnham in the 1270s, The Manor House is now probably one of the most important surviving medieval timber framed buildings in the Midlands and the most recent building to become part of Sandwell Museum Service.
The construction of its great hall is thought to be the earliest of this type of construction in the country in a standing building.
The Museum had been a public house since the 1960s and when it first opened was an extremely prestigious venue, where footballers and VIPs would dine.
The building is now back in the guardianship of Sandwell Council and looked after by Sandwell Museum Service. (Taken from Sandwell web information)
Manor House
Front elevation


Rear elevation

A scenic view

Where is this olde worldy place?  Hall Green Road, West Bromwich. B71 2EA
Have fun, folks. Next week I'll be taking you to Forge Mill Farm, also in West Bromwich.
Lady M xxxx


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