Yesterday we joined the Banbury Historical Society outing to Chalgrove Manor, Oxfordshire. This is a Grade 1 listed building dating in part from the mid 15th century. It has some rare 16th century wall paintings and ironworks, and a screen dating to about 1240AD. To get to the roof of what was the old Hall meant getting on our hands and knees to crawl though some narrow openings. The craftsmanship was pretty remarkable for its time.
As the outing was in the afternoon in the morning we visited the National Trust property at Hughenden, Buckinghamshire. This is the former home of Benjamin Disraeli (Queen Victoria’s favourite Prime Minister). We didn’t have time to see everything and therefore will return again some time.
Here are some photos from the day – they start with Hughenden and the last 4 are from Chalgrove.