Blakelands Country House.

1500 to 1600 A Cottage at Blakelands is known of from the mid 1500's. A farmhouse of some note as it is known to have been two storey. Wall paintings discovered on the first floor date the cottage to this time. The original part of the cottage still forms the main house kitchen today.

1638 Roger Corbett bought the farmhouse.

1700 Edward Corbett, son of Roger married Mary and the house was extended from a cottage to a square adding the Main Hall.

1720 Blakelands was extended to its current size & shape with the addition of the Northern Wing and Queen Anne Façade. Edward & Mary had 3 children, the two spinster sisters, Hannah & Mary later founded the village school, which despite moving from its original position following an aircraft accident is still open today, helped by the original Trust set up by the Corbett Sisters.

1799 The House passed from the sisters to John Charles Beckingham, a Lawyer & Clergyman from London. He was the son of their cousin Catherine Beckingham.

1801 Sherrington Sparks, a prominent farmer of Bridgnorth bought Blakelands.

1802 The house and lands, some 200 acres including the Royal Oak Public House are bought by Thomas Bowen, a Malster. His family are to reside her for nearly 150 years.

1924 The Royal Oak public house was sold off from the estate to Banks' Brewery.


1939 Bobbington Airfield was built by the Air Ministry, who acquired some of its land from Blakelands.

1947 Dr Leonard Harvey Eunson buys Blakelands as his country Home. His practise was at Dudley Port in Tipton.

1956 Charles Percival Bolland buys the house less 45 acres at auction for £12,000. The 45 acres are obtained by the Air Ministry.

1958 Edward Bolland sells the house and 4.5 acres to Norman Holland. A Dental Surgeon from Wolverhampton.

1981 John & Doreen Morgan buy Blakelands from Mr Holland as the family home for themselves and their sons Paul, David & Daniel & Johns father Sam Morgan. Sam was a retired Coal merchant from Tipton.

1991 The 18th May sees the first Wedding reception held.

1992 Blakelands Restaurant opens on the 31st October along with three bedrooms in the main house available for accommodation. Blakelands Barn and the Coach house are sold to help fund the development.

1995 The former Stables set on the main courtyard are converted for guest accommodation and opens to add 5 extra bedrooms.


1998 Blakelands Lodge, formally Blakelands Barn, to the north of Blakelands is repurchased and opens, initially providing 4 additional bedrooms all named after Blakelands former Owners, Thomas Bowen, Charles Beckingham, Sherrington Sparks and Dr Eunson. The building is known as Blakelands Lodge.

1999 The Coach house returns to the estate as home to Paul Morgan and his family. The estate is now back together as in 1881.

2000 The new Lodge Restaurant and Bar opens in the Lodge Building along with 3 extra bedrooms. These are named after another previous owner, the Bolland family.

2001 The house is completely rewired and some internal remodelling work undertaken including restoring the original central doorway from the Morning room into the Main Hall.

2006 The lake is landscaped and 'Morgan's Mound' is created. The mound is situated in Dove Meadow and a winding walk to the top gives a long open views over the surrounding countryside.

2008 The formal gardens of the house are landscaped with the addition of a bandstand to the southern end. The bandstand becomes licensed for civil wedding ceremonies 3 years later.

2016 The first new building at Blakelands since the 1800's takes place with the creation of the Bridal Loft. A dedicated preparation suite for the bridal party.

2018 The public restaurant closes to allow focus to be completely on events, primarily weddings.

2022 During a very busy year, Blakelands will host its 2000th Wedding, the year will also see us celebrate 30 years as a Wedding Venue & importantly 300 years of Blakelands House in its present form. Gutterheads on the main building, still carry the date of 1722 & the initials of EMC for Edward & Mary Corbett.

The Saga continues....