A rich history

Peover Hall is an Elizabethan house and a rare gem that boasts a fascinating history and is still used today as a family home. The hall’s rich history stems back to 1585 when it was built by Sir Randle Mainwaring. A new wing was added by the fourth baronet Sir Henry in the 1760s before the Peels bought the hall and estate in 1919, which was then acquired by the Brooks family some 20 years later.

During World War II the house was requisitioned as the HQ for General George Patton of the United States 3rd Army to train for the D-Day landings in 1944. It also housed a POW camp. The condition of the house had deteriorated badly - partly as a result of a fire started by a US soldier – the Brooks family undertook a major programme of restoration and have lived at the hall ever since.

The house boasts splendid oak panelling, a long gallery, and has been furnished with contents many of which were acquired at country house sales and have a historic connection to Peover and the Mainwarings. The beautiful gardens at Peover Hall have a classical feeling, containing a 500 year-old oak tree and an avenue of pleached lime trees.

Built in 1654 the Grade 1 listed Carolean stables are the finest of their kind and were a gift from Ellen Mainwaring to her son Thomas, who became baronet in 1660. Their horses were splendidly housed among carved Tuscan columns and arches, and an elegant strapwork plaster ceiling. The chapel in nearby St Lawrence’s Church has monuments to Ellen and her husband Philip Mainwaring.


Getting Here

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Peover Hall, Over Peover, Knutsford, Cheshire, England, WA16 9HW
The village lies south of Knutsford and west of Macclesfield.

Sat Nav: WA16 9HW

Behind The Scenes

Peover Hall has played host to a number of film crews including that of internationally renowned television series, Peaky Blinders. The hall was the setting for scenes within this iconic British Drama following filming in 2015.

The interior and exterior of the working stable yard, dating back to the 17th Century located in the grounds of the Elizabethan Hall, were the setting for numerous significant scenes in both the first and second episodes of the third season of Steven Knight’s cult drama set in the 1920’s.

"We’ve loved being a part of such a bright and colourful world and it was quite a change being involved with a gritty period drama. Working with such a well-known production team during the autumn and being on set during the filming of Peaky Blinders was absolutely magical. The 1920’s sets were so atmospheric and really fabulous to see at Peover.”

Peaky Blinders Producer, Simon Maloney, said: “Working with The Peover Estate was a real joy. The shoot days ran very smoothly thanks to all the staff at Peover Hall.""


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We are sorry but Peover Hall is currently close due to the ongoing Pandemic.

Please visit us again for details on future reopening dates or for more information please contact Helen Rogers via email: bookings@peoverhall.com

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you in the future"

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