A visit to Chalgrove Manor enriches the experience of a timber framed hall house, listed Grade I, dating from 1460 on an earlier moated site. Oaks for the building may have been gifted by Henry 111 in 1214. Hear how this has been reclaimed and restored by the current family since the late 1970s, see the conservation of a screens passage, wall painting, crawl through roof timbers and find the chimney insertion. A family member will lead us through 500 years of the life of a manor.
After lunch at the 15th-century Red Lion pub, learn about the lavish wall paintings during a presentation and talk at Grade I-listed St Mary's Church, which dates from the 12th century. The paintings in the early 14th-century chancel are among the most complete series in the country. The architectural style of the chancel suggests continental influence and the workmanship is exceptional. Among the church’s many interesting features is one of the oldest working turret clocks in Oxfordshire.
Tickets £48 including tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival, a two-course lunch followed by tea or coffee and tea, coffee and biscuits before departure