Who lived Ilam Hall?
The family of the witty dramatist, William Congreve, (1670 -1729), lived at the Hall for some time. Congreve made a study out of a secluded grotto, in the woods, by the River Manifold and it is said that he there wrote much of “The Old Bachelor”, the comedy that first brought him fame, at the age of 18.
When was Ilam Hall built?
Ilam Hall was built between 1821-26 by Jesse Watts Russell (b. 1786 – d. 1875), a wealthy industrialist who had inherited the estate with the original house from his father. The design was by John Shaw (b.
How long is Dovedale stepping stones?
WALK HIGHLIGHTS: Dovedale Stepping Stones, Thorpe Cloud, paddling in the River Dove. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE: Without kids, this is a 1.5 hour walk, but with young kids it is closer to 2.5 hours (longer if it’s a sunny day and you want to picnic by the river and maybe have a paddle).
What is the history of Ilam Hall?
The first Ilam Hall that we know of was built in the Elizabethan period for the Port family. In 1809 the Ports sold Ilam to David Pike Watts, a wealthy brewer from London. When Watts died the Hall was inherited by his daughter Mary, who was married to Jesse Watts-Russell, an MP and High Sherriff of Staffordshire.
What county is Ilam in?
|Ilam Location within Staffordshire|
|Population||402 (2011 Census)|
Can you do BBQ in Dovedale?
To safeguard the dale from fire risk and to avoid affecting other people’s enjoyment of what can be a very busy place, we do not permit barbeques or any fires. People are welcome and free to enjoy a fire-less picnic as we encourage people to stay for a time and explore the many wonders Dovedale has to offer.
Is Dovedale steep?
Continue the footpath down to Dovedale Stepping Stones. Once your arrive at Dovedale Stepping Stones, you can take the footpath back up to the summer of Thorpe Cloud should you wish. It’s a 20 minute steep ascent (1.4 km extra there and back) and the views are incredible.
Where is Ilam Hall?
It sits in the Peak District National Park on the Staffordshire border with Derbyshire, close to the famous Dovedale valley. It has Alpine style cottages, a church and river and is set against the backdrop of Bunster Hill, Thorpe Cloud and the steep and tumbling pastures. There is a youth hostel at Ilam Hall, set within Ilam Park,…
What is the Peak District like to visit?
The Peak District covers much of Derbyshire and parts of Staffordshire, Cheshire and Yorkshire. There are numerous interesting towns such as Ashbourne, Bakewell, Buxton, Leek, Matlock and Wirksworth, plus many enchanting villages Ilam Hall and Park near Ashbourne, a National Trust property
How much does it cost to park at Ilam Park?
Ilam Park car park is free for National Trust members. Otherwise, the charge is £3.50 for upto 4hrs parking, £5 for over 4hrs. Members must scan membership card at the car park machine to print out a free parking ticket for dashboard.
What is Ilam like to live in?
The picturesque village of Ilam (eye-lamb) nestles beside the River Manifold in the Staffordshire Peak District among limestone hills. It sits in the Peak District National Park on the Staffordshire border with Derbyshire, close to the famous Dovedale valley. It has Alpine style cottages, a church and river and is set against the backdrop…