Posts Tagged ‘Manor’

Market Lavington Manor

April 27, 2010

In old history, the whereabouts of any manor house in the parish is uncertain. But in the middle of the nineteenth century, the manorship passed to the Pleydell Bouveries, descendants of the Earl of Radnor.

Edward Pleydell-Bouverie had a large rambling house built in the 1860s. This manor house was built in a Tudor style and was made out of locally produced bricks. It cost him £67000 – a very substantial sum.

We have many pictures of the Manor House in Market Lavington Museum. This one was hand tinted by the Burgess family.

Market Lavington Manor from a postcard at Market Lavington Museum

The Manor House still stands and is in use as an adjunct to a local private school but many local people are unaware of its existence, even though it is clearly visible from many footpaths although not from roads.

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A ‘search this site’ link has now been added to Market Lavington Museum blog. We now approach 100 posts so this should help people find what they are looking for.

This is a reminder that steward training is tonight at 7pm at the museum.