Elizabethan house, famous for its association with Charles II.
The richly panelled walls of Moseley Old Hall conceal ingenious secret hiding places designed for Catholic priests. One of these cramped priest holes saved Charles II when he hid here after the Battle of Worcester in 1651, and the bed where he slept is on view. An exhibition in the barn tells the story of the King’s dramatic escape from Cromwell’s troops. The house underwent various alterations in the 19th century. The garden has a good variety of herbs and plants and was recreated in 17th-century style with a formal knot garden, arbour and nut walk.
Winner of Sandford Award 1983, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009.