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A watercolour painting of Freeford Hall in the 18th Century. Freeford has been the seat of the Dyott family since the Elizabethan era.

Image produced from the Staffordshire Past Track service with permission of Landmark Information Group Ltd. and Ordnance Survey.

Richard Dyott (1808-1891) was Member of Parliament for Lichfield from 1865 to 1880.


Fox hunting at Freeford in circa 1912.

During WWI Freeford Hall became a Red Cross convalescent hospital. The Dyott family moved into Crossroads Farm in Whittington for the duration.

Injured Belgian servicemen from Liege at Freeford during WWI.

A garden party in the Freeford grounds shortly after WWI.

The Dyott family in 1952.

A party at Freeford Hall in celebration of the Queen's Coronation in 1953.

An aerial shot of Freeford Hall in the 1950s.

An aerial shot of the Freeford Estate in the 1950s.

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