Its claim to fame came half a century later when King Charles ll was forced to hide in the house for two days after fleeing the Battle of Worcester where he was roundly beaten by Oliver Cromwell's parliamentarian army in 1651.
Charles ll, whose father Charles l had been executed just two years earlier at the end of the English Civil War, sought refuge at Moseley Old Hall as he made his escape to France.
The Hall was the home of a local Royalist family, the Whitgreaves, so the king was given dry clothes, food, and a bed, while his feet were cleaned and bandaged by the family's Catholic priest John Huddleston.
Visitors today can still see the original four-poster bed used by Charles ll which stands in what is now known as the King's room.
They can also peer into the tiny priest-hole where Charles ll probably hid when Cromwell's soldiers knocked on the door looking for the escaping 21-year-old king.
To complete the historical story, Charles ll returned to England in 1660 to claim the throne of England. And, on his death bed in 1685 at the age of 54, he called for the same priest, John Huddleston, to help him convert to Catholicism.
Descendants of the Whitgreave family owned the house until 1925, and during that time made few structural changes, apart from encasing the Hall with brick walls in the 1870s to help preserve the timber-framed building.
First-time visitors among the 35,000 tourists it attracts every year are strongly advised to take a free guided tour from one of the well informed volunteers to learn all about the Hall's history.
And then treat yourself to a walk around the grounds and gardens, including a fruit orchard and a striking 17th century style knot garden created in 1962 when the National Trust took ownership of the house.