Gawsworth Hall

Gawsworth Old Hall is a Grade I listed building dating to 1480. It has been held by only five families since Norman times and is now the home to Elizabeth Richards and her sons, Rupert and Jonathan.

In  1579 the house was inherited by Sir Edward Fitton III, father to Mary Fitton, a maid of honour to Queen Elizabeth I and the presumed ‘dark lady’ of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Sir Edward spent vast sums hoping to host the Queen on a visit.  Mary feel from grace when she became pregnant by the Earl of Pembroke, and the family finances never recovered.

Opening Hours

2pm to 5pm on the following:

Sundays 19th May to 15th September

Wednesdays to Saturdays 26th June to 25th August


Admission Prices

Adult: £8.50
Under 16: £4.00
Coach Parties (20+): £7.50