Drayton House and Lowick Church, Northamptonshire
Visit | Drayton House
Wednesday 15 June 2011 - 11:00
Drayton House dates back to 1300 and can only be visited by special arrangement. The earliest parts of the house still survive, but the house is especially important for the transformations which took place during the late 17th and early 18th centuries arranged by the 2nd Earl of Peterborough. In 1770 the house was passed to the Sackville family who chose to redecorate a number of rooms in the Adam style.
Drayton House’s estate archivist will give a lecture on the house and its history after morning tea, coffee and homemade biscuits at the Germaine rooms in Lowick village. A visit to Lowick church will follow. The Church is counted in Simon Jenkins’ top ten ‘Thousand Best Churches’. A light lunch will then be served in the nearby ‘Snooty Fox’. The day will finish with a visit to Drayton House.