Shaw House – Berkshire’s Hidden Gem

Sarah Somerville

Wyvern Club 14:00

Tuesday 27th September

The Elizabethan manor house at Shaw has many fascinating stories to tell.  Built from the profits of the cloth trade in 1581, it has since enjoyed visits from royalty, including Elizabeth I and Charles I, as well as being the setting for Civil War battles and accommodation for soldiers during two World Wars.  Later, Shaw House became a school for local pupils.  Now in the 21st century, following over £6 million of conservation and restoration, the House is a visitor attraction and business and conference centre.  Many of its secrets were not revealed until restoration, and it will be my pleasure to share them with you.

Updated on 01-08-2022