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Minworth Greaves

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The magnificent cruck-framed medieval hall house, Minworth Greaves, is next to Selly Manor.

About 750 years old, the building was moved by Laurence Cadbury from Minworth, near Sutton Coldfield, and reconstructed onsite in 1932.

A bent oak tree, split in half lengthways forms what are known as a pair of cruck blades, and gives the building its distinctive shape.

The building is used for wedding ceremonies, events, exhibitions, school groups, guided tours and slide talks.  Originally the building was probably used as farm labourers’ cottages.

Inside is a spectacular 18ft eight-legged oak table was brought from Crook Hall, Lancashire, in 1921, dated 1630 and inscribed ‘an arelome to this house forever. P.C.’. 

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