“ As the Headmaster of Adcote, I would be delighted to welcome film production companies to our unique Grade I listed Hall and 30 acres of gardens.

Recently the British Youth Film Academy (BYFA) used the school as their location for their recently completed Henry IV Part I. Please call the school to discuss your project and we will do our best to assist you. ”

From the Headmaster, Gary Wright

Architectural History

Adcote Hall stands in 27 acres of landscaped gardens. It was designed by Richard Norman Shaw RA, in the Tudor style, and was built in 1879 for the Darby family of Ironbridge. It is built of local sandstone with tall chimneys, pointed gables and mullioned and transomed windows. It is considered that the house is the best example of the country houses built by Shaw between the dates 1870–1880. It became famous mainly due to Shaw’s autographed masterpiece of architectonic drawing. It is now in the diploma gallery of the Royal Academy of Art.

Architectural Features

The house is approached by a long, sweeping drive. The heavy, wooden doors lead to a panelled entrance hall with stone steps up to the great hall with its minstrel’s gallery. The great hall has a functional, William de Morgan tiled fireplace and stained glass windows. A wide, stone staircase leads up to the minstrel's gallery. The walls are panelled with concealed book cupboards. There are two more rooms with panelled walls and William de Morgan fireplaces. Adcote Hall has a creepy, Gothic-like cellar.

Filming Attributes

Adcote Hall is secluded and has little or no visible overhead cables or posts. There is minimal light or sound pollution. A variety of garden settings including a walled garden, extensive lawns, long, wide pathways with neat, box hedges, and extensive woodland. Ample parking and good access.


Special Considerations

  • Accommodate Unit Base
  • Hotworks
  • Weekend Shoots


Adcote Hall is an independent school for girls. The house is situated approximately one hour from Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, on the Welsh Border. Rolling countryside and views over the Welsh Marches. Close to the market town of Shrewsbury.

Crew and Relevant Links

Emmalene Barlow


Email: headmaster@adcoteschool.co.uk

Phone: 01939 260202

Website: www.adcoteschool.co.uk