Our Heritage

Sundorne Castle Estate has been established since the 17th century.

Originally, belonging to the Corbet Family, however, the marriage between Mary Katherine Corbet and Philip Roger de Quincey meant that Sundorne Castle Estate passed to the de Quincey family.

The family association continues unbroken to this day, with the family actively involved in the management and success of the now diversified estate.

At one time The Estate, compromised the majority of what is Sundorne and Harlescott giving its name to the area.

Sundorne Castle and Abbey originally was the centrifuge of The Estate, with Haughmond Castle (Lodge) a 17th century hunting folly, sat proudly on the top of Haughmond Hill.





Haughmond Abbey

Visit the extensive remains of this Augustinian Abbey, including its abbot’s quarters, refectory, and cloisters.  The substantially surviving chapter house has a frontage richly covered with 12th and 14th century carvings and statues.

Haughmond Hill

Take a visit to Haughmond Hill and the viewing point above Queen Eleanor’s Bower for fine views of the Severn Valley, Shrewsbury town and the Shropshire hills.