Brockhampton Manor, Herefordshire.

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  The house and gatehouse, Brockhampton, Herefordshire, England   Brockhampton, Herefordshire.

Lower Brockhampton Manor House is part of a 1,700-acre farmed estate and is a timber-framed house dating from the late 14th century. The house is surrounded by a moat and is entered via a rather charming timber-framed gatehouse which was a later addition dating from around 1530-40.

 

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  Brockhampton Gatehouse, Herefordshire, England   Brockhampton, Herefordshire.

This view of the gatehouse is from inside the property. As you can see it is a two storey building and it is accessible to visitors.

 

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  The House, Brockhampton, Herefordshire, England   Brockhampton, Herefordshire.

The main house is a very attractive timber-framed building and, despite its age, it has changed very little over the centuries. It has a number of interesting features such as a Minstrels Gallery.

 

 

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  Chapel ruin, Brockhampton, Herefordshire, England   Brockhampton, Herefordshire.

Just behind the house, across the moat, are the ruins of a Norman chapel.

The original chapel was made mostly of timber and daub (a mixture of mud and dung which becomes hard when set). The only surviving parts of this first construction are the shallow foundations. The stone building we see today would have been built when the house was built.

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