Ellys Manor House
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: Early 16th-century wall paintings
The house was built sometime in the late 15th or early 16th century, with stepped gable ends over an otherwise plain stone exterior. The Ellys family were wealthy wool merchants, trading English wool with the lucrative markets in Flanders.
The influence of their Flemish connection is born out in the design of Ellys Manor House, which looks like a northern European house transported magically to an idyllic location in the English countryside. The interiors feature high ceilings, supported by masive oaken beams.
The upper rooms are the showpiece of the manor, for it is here that you will find the series of early 16th-century wall paintings considered among the most complete and historically significant domestic decorative art in England from this period.
The wall paintings date from around 1500 and are painted in imitation of French verdure tapestries, a very rare and unusual style for an English house at that time, and once again emphasizing the Ellys' connection with Europe.
The house stands in 2 acres of attractive gardens. Opening hours are regularly daily from spring through autumn, but as Ellys Manor is a private home it is best to telephone first to ensure opening times.
About Ellys Manor House
Address: Great Ponton, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, NG33 5DP
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Website: Ellys Manor House
Phone: 01476 530023
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Photo Credit: CM Taylor
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