Uncovering the heritage of Hainton

Hanton's Heneage Estate is the focus of a heritage day organised by Down Your Wold EMN-150704-111237001
Hanton's Heneage Estate is the focus of a heritage day organised by Down Your Wold EMN-150704-111237001
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A Heritage Lottery funded project is helping people explore the history of the one of the area’s most important families and their estate.

Hainton Hall and the Heneage family have been an influential element in Lincolnshire’s power and politics since Tudor times.

The present Hall, dating from the 1600s, has undergone many accidents and alterations, with contributions from architects Atkinson, Burn and Willson, creating the fascinating house and grounds that seen today.

In Henry VIII’s time, Hainton estate acquired the land of neighbouring Sixhills Priory and the house called ‘The Nunnery’ was built of recycled monastic materials from the nearby priory site now visible only as bumps and hollows.

Now the ‘Down Your Wold’ project aims to investigate the heritage of the Hainton and Sixhills area and develop a team who will acquire the skills to enable recording and understanding of the sites.

A Hainton’s Heritage Discovery Day has been organised for Saturday April 25 to investigate the history of the area.

It will include a tour of the Hall grounds and the estate with Prof David Stocker and David Start.

Attendance at the day is free, but booking is essential as numbers are limited.

For more details and to book call the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service on 01507 609740.