History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The manor stands beside a second historic building, Minworth Greaves, a cruck framed cottage dating to the 13th century. Minworh Greaves was also disassembled and moved to its current site in Bournville by the Cadburys. The pair of historic buildings stand in attractive gardens that accurately recreate a typical garden of the Tudor period.
Selly Manor stands three storeys high. The oldest section is built with timber framing, and walled with wattle and daub. The building was extended during the reign of Henry VIII with brick used to fill in between oak timbers. A smaller Elizabethan section is the 'newest' section of the house. The interior has four main rooms on view, including the Parlour, Hall, Kitchen, and Solar Bechamber. Minworth Greaves is a much simpler building, consistiong of a single main chamber.
The village of Bournville was built by George Cadbury beside his chocolate factory, and is only a short distance from Cadbury Chocolate World.
About Selly Manor
Address: Maple Road, Bournville, Birmingham, West Midlands, England, B30 2AE
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: Follow signs for Cadbury Chocolate World.
Website: Selly Manor
Historic Houses Association
Photo Credit: Phil Champion, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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