Alford Manor House
Reputedly the largest thatched manor house in the country, Alford Manor House was built to a traditional H plan in 1611. It is a very rare example of a composite structure, featuring a wooden frame with mud and stud walls (visible from within the house),encased in brick.
Ground floor and first floor rooms feature design interventions from Georgian through to Victorian times, whilst the attic floor is virtually untouched since 1611.
The house owes much of its existence to the wealth of one of its owners, Sir Robert Christopher, who purchased the property in 1661 and through marriage to the Manners dynasty (the Dukes of Rutland), as well as to its tenants, most notably the Higgins family, who
gifted the house to the town of Alford in 1967. Alford Manor house has been cared for by the Alford Civic Trust ever since.
Self Guided House tour with free audio:
Family (2+4): £10.00
Children under 3: Free
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
Tuesday to Friday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Sunday 12noon - 4.00pm
Bank Holidays 12noon - 4.00pm
ContactMr J Fulwood
VenueAlford Manor House
The Manor House, West Street, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9HT
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