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 Sulgrave Manor, Banbury

Sulgrave Manor

Banbury
Oxfordshire
OX17 2SD
Tel: +44(0)1295 760205
Fax: +44(0)1295 768056
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>Sulgrave Manor is a superb example of a modest manor house and garden of the time of Shakespeare, and was home to the ancestors of George Washington. First mention of the Manor occurs in the Doomsday Survey of 1086; it later belonged to the Priory of St Andrew, Northampton. It was surrendered to the Crown in 1539, and sold by Henry VIII to Lawrence Washington, who built the present house. His descendants were to live here for the next 120 years.

In 1656, Colonel John Washington left England to take up land in Virginia which later became Mount Vernon. Col. Washington was the great grandfather of George Washington, first President of the United States of America.

In 1914, Sulgrave Manor was presented by a body of British subscribers to the peoples of Great Britain and the United States of America, in celebration of the hundred years peace between the two nations.

The House
Each room in the house is furnished to suit either the Tudor or the queen Anne Period, and the difference between these two styles is particularly striking when stepping from the stone flagged, Tudor Great Hall to the cosy, wooden panelled 18th century Parlour

One of the most fascinating rooms is the fully furnished 18th century Kitchen, complete with open hearth and a huge array of pots, pans and other curious equipment

Upstairs, the two 18th century bedrooms are elegantly furnished with exquisitely embroidered bed hangings and period items. The third bedroom the Tudor Great Chamber; a large, high ceilinged room with a broad fireplace and magnificent four poster with hangings.

Beyond this room is a collection of fascinating items relating to the house and its famous connections. Outside the house, the Washington coat of arms, said to have been the inspiration for the American flag, can be seen above the main porch

GardensOn the terrace lawn beautiful views of the surrounding country are to be had. The orchard, beyond, is underplanted with bulbs which provide a magnificent display each spring.

The Buttery and Courtyard Range
Here visitors may enjoy light refreshments whilst viewing the delightful setting of the Manor House and the old 18th century Brewhouse. The latter now houses an exhibition relating to the life of George Washington. The well stocked Gift Shop also forms part of the Courtyard Range.

 Sulgrave Manor, Banbury

With Disabled Access: Yes

Facilities
Historic House, Gardens, Tea Room, Car Park, Private Group Tours, School Tours Available, Herb Garden.

Weddings and Conferences
We are so pleased that you are considering Sulgrave Manor as a venue for your very special day.

We can offer you a day tailored to your wishes and would be pleased to discuss your needs and requirements.

A Civil Marriage or Commitment ceremony may be held in the wonderful atmosphere of the Great Hall of the Manor, which dates back to the time of Henry VIII.

Your reception would take place in our Courtyard Hall which was designed and built to complement the Tudor style of the Manor with its superb oak beams and timbered gallery.

The backdrop of the house and the beautiful gardens offer the perfect setting for your photographs.

CONFEENCES AND CORPORATE EVENTS
Sulgrave Manor also provides a perfect location for a variety of functions including corporate events, seminars etc.

In case of alteration, please check prices, opening times and any specific important information before booking or visiting

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