The Wood Norton
Worcester Road, Evesham, WR11 4YB, United Kingdom –
The Wood Norton was built in 1897 by exiled French Royalty and was the host of Royal Wedding in 1907 between the Duc D'Orleans sister Princess Louise and and Prince Charles of Bourbon. The chapel at Wood Norton was too small for the wedding and another chapel was erected on the lawn. This had not been consecrated so at the last minute the civil wedding had to be held in a corrugated hut down Avon Street, Evesham. The main ceremony was then held at Wood Norton. In 1939 the BBC bought the site so it could relocate its operations away from London in the event of hostilities. A dozen studios were quickly erected and by 1940 Wood Norton was one of the largest broadcasting centres in Europe with an average output of 1,300 programmes a week. It was home of the BBC’s Monitoring Service until 1943, when monitoring moved to Reading. The move was made to release space so Wood Norton could become the BBC’s main broadcasting centre should London have to be evacuated. In 1940 a fire destroyed the top story of the Hall. It is unknown what started the fire but it was thought to be sunlight shining through a skylight that ignited insulation packing in the roof
Property surroundings –
- Bidford Grange Golf Club 6 miles
- Ragley Hall 6.3 miles
- Weston Park 8.4 miles
- Strensham Services M5 8.6 miles
- Croome Park 8.7 miles
- Broadway Tower 9 miles
- Coughton Court 9.4 miles
- Hidcote Manor Garden 9.9 miles
- Worcestershire Royal Hospital 9.9 miles
- Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce 11.2 miles
Most popular landmarks
- Royal Shakespeare Company 12.4 miles
- Royal Shakespeare Theatre 12.5 miles
- Walton Hall 17.1 miles
- Warwick Castle 19.8 miles
- Birmingham Airport 25.1 miles
- East Midlands Airport 56.2 miles
- Bristol Airport 59.7 miles
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5 reasons to choose The Wood Norton
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Pets are not allowed.
- Games room
- Fishing (Additional charge)
- Golf course (within 3 km) (Additional charge)
Food & Drink
- Kid meals
- Special diet menus (on request)
- Restaurant (à la carte)
- Breakfast in the room
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Luggage storage
- Fax/photocopying (Additional charge)
- Express check-in/check-out
- Bridal suite
- 24-hour front desk
- Meeting/banquet facilities (Additional charge)
- Non-smoking throughout
- Facilities for disabled guests
- Non-smoking rooms
- Newspapers (Additional charge)
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From 15:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.
All older children or adults are charged GBP 20 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/children's cots permitted in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
The Wood Norton accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.