Places to visit [H]
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 reed and plaster (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, and through marriage to the Manners dynasty (the Dukes of Rutland), as well as to its tenants, most notably the Higgins family. Following a major restoration project the house is now open to visitors. Phone: 01507 463 078
Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire
Helping Hands of Coningsby
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