Visit: The Manor, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon
- The Manor |
Built in the 1130s, The Manor is one of the oldest continuously inhabited homes in Britain and much of the original house remains virtually intact in spite of various changes over nine hundred years. The home was made famous as the setting for Green Knowe by Lucy Boston in her series of childrens’ books. Her son Peter’s illustrations depict many of the things in the home and the garden. The upstairs hall is a room full of atmosphere and the echoes of nearly nine centuries of family conversations. It was used during World War II by Lucy Boston to give gramophone record recitals to RAF service men and women. In the winter, as well as writing, Lucy Boston made many exquisite patchworks, most of which are on display in the house.
The moated manor house is surrounded by four acres of garden renowned for its
collection of over 200 roses and its collection of irises. See www.greenknowe.co.uk
Hemingford Grey Huntingdon Cambridgeshire Bedfordshire PE28 9BN