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The Telegraph: Inside a family's epic quest to recover the country pile they were forced to give up

Pitchford Hall has been featured in The Telegraph's money and finance section with an extended version of the story of the Hall's shuttering and recovery.
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Friday, September 28 2016 was a day of mixed emotions for Rowena Colthurst. It marked 24 years since the sale of her family home, Pitchford Hall in Shropshire – but it was also the day she bought it back.

Colthurst, a City headhunter, and her husband, James Nason, a political lobbyist, met at Bristol University and have spent their adult lives working to recover the Elizabethan house.

Pitchford, a vision of timber framework, was built in the 16th century on land near Shrewsbury, first bought by an ancestor of the Colthursts in 1473. Among its most prominent visitors was Princess (later Queen) Victoria in 1832, who described it as “a curious-looking but very comfortable house”.

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