WE ARE A LANDED ESTATES BUSINESS, RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SUSTAINABLE STEWARDSHIP OF FARMING, FORESTRY AND PROPERTY ON THE SHROPSHIRE AND STAFFORDSHIRE BORDERS.
Over 900 years after the family’s first land grants in the area, Bradford Estates now takes responsibility for approximately 12,000 acres on the Shropshire and Staffordshire borders. We continuously invest in our land and property with the future in mind. Guided by our heritage, knowledge and a commitment to doing things the right way, we develop sustainable practices across farming, forestry and placemaking.
The Bradford family has a long tradition of placemaking and landscape management. Stewardship of their former urban estates led to the paving and lighting of Bolton and new public parks in Walsall and Greater Birmingham. The creation of green spaces included the 18th Century commission of Capability Brown at Weston Park and creation of 19th Century pleasure grounds, such as the White Sitch.
Our charity work
Bradford Estates have always made sure that the people that live and work on their estates are looked after. Through various trusts, the family have invested in the well-being of their community, by assisting a wide range of initiatives including: maintaining the local churches to supporting medical research charities and providing housing for the vulnerable.
The Sir Thomas Wilbraham Charity
The charity was founded by Sir Thomas Wilbraham Bt (1630-1692), husband of the heiress of Weston Park, Elizabeth, to provide…
The 7th Earl Of Bradford’s 1981 Charitable Trust
The Bradford family’s have a long standing close connection to Shropshire and Staffordshire, with a family history that dates back…
The 7th Earl of Bradford’s Castle Bromwich Parochial Charity
Established in 1987, the charity was set up to support local causes operating within the Parish of St Mary &…
The Jonas Ellingham Charity
Established in 1963, the charity hits a musical note, supporting the organist to the Parish church of St Andrew’s in…
The Preston Trust Homes Charity
A housing trust set up to provide accommodation to women and girls in need across Shropshire. Founded by the children…