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Gainsborough Old Hall

West Lindsey, England, United Kingdom

History Hit

24 Nov 2020

About Gainsborough Old Hall

Gainsborough Old Hall is a 15th century medieval manor house built by the Burgh family. With its aristocratic owners, Gainsborough Old Hall has played host to many an important guest, ranging from the Mayflower Pilgrims to kings Richard III and Henry VIII.

Over the centuries, Gainsborough Old Hall has been a Masonic lodge as well as a theatre. Today, English Heritage describes Gainsborough Old Hall as "among the biggest and best-preserved medieval manor houses in England".

Indeed, except for its Elizabethan additions, much of Gainsborough Old Hall is in a remarkably similar state to that which it was in when it was constructed. The best example of this is perhaps its kitchen.

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