Shugborough Estate, National Trust in Staffordshire

Shugborough Estate is in Staffordshire and was the former home of the late Patrick Lichfield, a photographer of the Royal Family. His apartments are intact. Now part of the National Trust.

Shugborough Estate is between Stafford and  Rugeley in Staffordshire and is run by the National Trust. Shugborough Hall is near Cannock Chase. The estate was formerly owned by the Bishops of Lichfield until the Dissolution of the Monasteries. In 1624 it passed to William Anson, an ancestor of the Earls of Lichfield.  Following the death of the 4th Earl of Lichfield in 1960, the estate was allocated to the National Trust, and then leased to Staffordshire County Council.  Management returned to the National Trust in 2016. The 5th Earl of Lichfield, Patrick, Lord Lichfield lived in an apartment in the hall until his death in 2005, he was a famous photographer of members of the Royal Family. His successor the 6th Earl decided to relinquish the lease of the apartments, thus severing the family's direct links with the estate.

ShugboroughShugborough Estate. Photography by Elliott Brown


Shugborough Hall

The majestic former home of Patrick Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield

Shugborough HallShugborough Estate. Photography by Elliott Brown


Red Drawing Room

Shugborough HallShugborough Estate. Photography by Elliott Brown


Outbuildings to the South West of Shugborough Hall

Shugborough HallShugborough Estate. Photography by Elliott Brown


Official website

Shugborough Estate

Project dates

05 Jun 2024 - On-going


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