Bradford Estates
Here to stay

Over 700 years after the family’s first land grant, Bradford Estates still takes responsibility for approximately 12,000 acres on the Shropshire and Staffordshire borders. 

The estates are full of a rich history and character to express in the new villages proposed for J3. Historic thoroughfares such as Monarch’s Way, the Shropshire Union Canal and Watling Street run alongside distinctive architecture and areas of great natural beauty. 


The Bradford family has a long tradition of placemaking and landscape management. Stewardship of their former urban estates led to canal building in Shropshire, the paving and lighting of Bolton and new public parks in Walsall and Greater Birmingham. The creation of green space included the 18th century commission of Capability Brown at Weston Park and creation of 19th century pleasure grounds, such as the White Sitch and Tong Mere.

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.