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Moseley Old Hall

An atmospheric Elizabethan farmhouse that saved a King

Find out about the dramatic story of King Charles II hiding from Cromwell’s troops at Moseley Old Hall after he fled the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

See the bed on which the King slept and the priest hole in which he hid, and hear fascinating stories about what life was like in the 17th-century. You can soak up the atmosphere on one of our popular guided tours.

A variety of 17th-century plants, a fruit orchard and a striking ‘knot’ garden adorn the graceful gardens.

Treat yourself in our very popular tea-room, with homemade cakes and biscuits or a light lunch. We’ve also got lots of events, activities and demonstrations for all the family.


Moseley Old Hall Lane,
WV10 7HY
Telephone: 01902 782808

Official Website : www.nationaltrust.org.uk/moseley-old-hall

Information courtesy of the National Trust

Moseley Old Hall’s plain scones

Moseley Hall is well known for it’s delicious scones and here they share their recipe with you:-


450g (1lb) of self-raising flour
100g (4oz) of butter
75g (3oz) sugar
1/2 pint of milk
1 egg (beaten)

Preheat oven to 200 °C (fan assisted), 210° if not.
Put the flour and the butter in a mixing bowl and rub with fingers to make the mixture into fine breadcrumbs.
Add the sugar and any supplementary ingredient such as sultana’s or cherries if you like.
Add the beaten egg and then start to add the milk.
Mixing with a knife keep adding milk until you have a soft dough. You may not need all the milk so take your time.
Turn dough out on to a floured surface and briefly knead then roll out.
Cut into scones using a pastry cutter. The number of scones depends on the size of the cutter. A 5cm (2 inch) cutter will make 8 lovely large scones. You could do smaller scones in a different shape. We do heart-shaped ones for weddings at Moseley Old Hall.
Put onto a greased baking sheet and brush tops with egg wash.
Put in oven for 10-12 minutes until risen and golden brown. Keep an eye on them!

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