Set in 5.5 acres of gardens, Ayscoughfee Hall provides a fascinating glimpse into Spalding's past. The 5 acres of Ayscoughfee Gardens beautifully complement historic Ayscoughfee Hall Museum, and feature a Yew Tree walk dating back to the 1720s. The Ornamental Lake is headed by a grade I listed War Memorial designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, while hidden to the rear of the gardens is the Ice House which originally served the Hall's kitchens.
MID-15th CENTURY AND GRADE I LISTED
Only 2.5 percent of listed buildings in England hold this status, which reflects the significance and importance of Ayscoughfee Hall to British history. Dendrochronological or tree-ring dating on some of the original roof timbers have been dated to around 1450, making the Hall over 550 years old.
What makes Ayscoughfee Hall particularly unique is that it was primarily a family home from 1451 to 1902. Throughout the centuries the Hall changed, with each owner adapting the building to accommodate their needs and to reflect the fashions of the time. This is seen by the Gothic inspired Victorian frontage, the Georgian Adam style ceiling in the galleried Entrance Hall, and the many exposed Medieval features throughout the Hall.