Markenfield Hall

Markenfield Hall

Markenfield Hall, interior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hutton in the Forest

Hutton in the Forest, the Gallery

Hutton in the Forest,the Blue Room

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TUESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2018, 2.00PM

Markham Hall

An afternoon visit to this beautiful medieval moated manor house secreted in the countryside near Ripon which ends with tea and cake! Reputed to be the longest continuously-inhabited house in the country, a hall on the site was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086. The earliest part of the present house dates from the 13th century . Built for Canon John de Markenfield, it was owned by his descendants for 250 years until they were involved in an uprising against Queen Elizabeth and forfeited the house. For over 200 years, the Hall was inhabited by tenant farmers who had neither  the means nor inclination to make changes, and thus preserved the house in its medieval form. The Hall is the home of writer Ian Curteis and his wife, Lady Diedre.
For more information on Markenfield Hall see https://markenfieldhall.com/

COST     
£15 per person. Open to members and guests.
To book, download and print the application form HERE and send with cheque to Pamela Kirby by 24 August. Your booking will be acknowledged. Bookings are non-refundable. Make your own way there – download a map HERE

Dates for your Diary

MONDAY 25 MARCH 2019

Wetherby Golf Club, Linton Lane, Wetherby LS22 4JF
Details to be announced.

TUESDAY 21 MAY 2019

Hutton-in-the-Forest

Our main group visit this season, is to this magnificent house near Penrith in Cumbria, the home since 1605 of the Fletcher and Vane families, whose descendent Lord Inglewood inhabits it today.  Built between the mid-14th and mid-19th centuries, Hutton richly illustrates the development of the country house in the North of England. Each room has fine examples of furniture of its period and there is an interesting collection of needlework and tapestry, some over 500 years old. Terraces, topiary, ponds, a lake and cascades, as well as a woodland walk, form part of the extensive gardens and grounds.
For more information on Hutton-in-the-Forest, see http://hutton-in-the-forest.co.uk/
Furher details to be announced.