The Manor House - A Solihull Gem!

The Manor House on the Solihull High Street was built in 1495 by the Greswold family. It was saved by public subscription in 1945. The house is a Grade II* listed building.


Where is the Solihull Manor House?

The Solihull Manor House is at 126 High Street, Solihull, B91 3SX

 

In brief

The Manor House was built in 1495 and was home to the Greswold family. It was saved by public subscription in 1945. In recent years it has been home to the Manor House Tea Room & Garden. The building also has retail units and offices inside.

Manor House SolihullThe Manor House - High Street, Solihull. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

Solihull Manor House - history

The Manor House was built in about 1495 by the Greswold Family.

It was save for public subscription in 1945.

Manor House SolihullBlack plaque at The Manor House - High Street, Solihull (April 2009). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

The timber framed Manor House on Solihull High Street was built in approximately 1495 and is Grade II* listed.

Manor House SolihullThe Manor House - High Street, Solihull. Photography by Elliott Brown

 

It has never been home to the Lord of the Manor so it isn't a manor house in the traditional sense. 

It was once owned by the Greswolde family, it was known in the 19th century as Lime Tree House due to the nine lime trees that had been planted outside it in 1720.

For many years it was the surgery of local doctors Ferdinand Page and his son Ericson.

The building was purchased by a brewery in 1938, and plans to turn it into a public house were shelved after the Second World War.

During the War the building was used as the local headquarters by the Home Guard (as in Dads Army).

In 1945 the house was sold, being purchased by a trust with funds raised through public subscription, and it was eventually used as a community association, and then as a adult and social centre.

These days, The Manor House tearoom, serving hot and cold snacks and cake. It also has small stalls, and they sometimes have cosmetics and perfume on sale there. 

Manor House SolihullEntrance to The Manor House Tea Room - Manor Walk,  Solihull (January 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

It's near the Touchwood Shopping Centre.

 

Manor House Tea Room & Garden

The entrance to the tea room is on Manor Walk.

Manor House SolihullEntrance to The Manor House Tea Room - Manor Walk,  Solihull (January 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

There is a customer car park to the back.

Manor House SolihullThe Manor House Car Park - Manor Walk,  Solihull (August 2021). Photography by Elliott Brown

 

It is open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 4pm and Saturday 9:30am to 4:40pm.

They serve hot and cold light lunches, jacket potatoes, homemade cakes & pastries.

Manor House SolihullThe Manor House Tea Room - Manor Walk,  Solihull (January 2010). Photography by Elliott Brown

Project dates

03 Apr 2022 - On-going

Passions

History & heritage, Civic pride, Classic Architecture

Contact

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Jonathan Bostock

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