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Welcome to Sinai Park House – an extraordinary place

Built in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, Grade II* listed Sinai Park House is a timber-framed building. Situated on a hilltop overlooking the Trent Valley, between Burton, Derby and Lichfield, this English historic house is surrounded by a 13th century moat, itself an ancient monument.

Owned at one time by the monks of Burton Abbey as a site for rest and recuperation, Sinai Park House was also used as a hunting lodge before being acquired by William Paget, one of Henry VIII’s chief ministers. The Paget family continued to own Sinai for almost 400 years. When the last Paget to own Sinai died, the house was sold as part of the settlement of family debt and began a new life as six cottages. It also provided living quarters for RAF personnel and then, after being condemned for human habitation, provided shelter for pigs, sheep and hens.

Sinai Park House consists of three wings, which are structurally independent and of different dates of construction and the north east wing has been fully restored as a domestic dwelling. The restoration of this old manor house was completed in Year 2000 with private finance and grant aid from English Heritage. The other two wings of the property are derelict and in a perilous state and therefore remain on the English Heritage ‘Buildings at Risk’ register.

It is historically, architecturally and archaeologically important and an extremely haunted house to visit. It is also, quite simply, a fabulous place to see and to experience!


Learn about the history of Sinai Park House

Sinai Park House goes back to Roman times, maybe even earlier. The hilltop site, was always of great strategic importance, with its commanding views over the Trent Valley both north and south making it an ideal outpost halfway – and a day’s march – between Derby and Lichfield…


Sinai Park House – an ongoing project of national interest

Sinai Park House is Grade II* listed and the site with its 13th century moat is separately listed as an ancient monument. Following a number of previous attempts to rescue the house from serious decline, the northeast wing was saved from dereliction…