A listed family home filled with heritage and craft objects. Located on 43 acres of parkland; visitors can walk the dogs, play a game of golf or just relax in the beautiful setting of the Park’s formal gardens.
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Hatherley Manor is just 3 miles from Gloucester city centre and 8 miles from the Regency town of Cheltenham Spa on the very edge of the Cotswolds. It is rumoured that Hatherley Manor was built for the illegitimate son of Oliver Cromwell. However, the history of the site stretches back … more >>
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"In Swillington, Dunstan and Oda had 9 carucates of the geld, and there could be 5 ploughs. Now Ilbert has there 2 villans and 2 bordars with 1 plough. There is a church and 4 acres of meadow and woodland pasture 4 furlongs long and 1 furlong broad. The whole manor is half a league long and a half broad. In the time of King Edward worth £4, now 10s."
Ampthill- Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England
The town of Ampthill rests atop the Greensand Ridge in attractive Bedfordshire countryside. The name is of Saxon origin, and rather unromantically translates as "ant hill". It was once the site of Ampthill Castle, where Katherine of Aragon stayed (read "was kept prisoner") from 1531-33. In that latter year her divorce from Henry VIII became final and she was moved to Kimbolton Castle. ... more