Northampton’s hidden treasure located just a mile or so from the town centre is alive with the possibilities of the present and surrounded by the echoes of the past. There’s something for everyone in and around this fascinating building from guided tours, education visits, events, theatre productions, exhibitions and special displays.
Elton Hall is a fascinating mixture of styles and every room contains treasures – magnificent furniture and fine paintings from different eras, wonderful porcelain and books, including Henry VIII’s prayer book. Magnificently restored formal gardens include mature topiary, a Gothic Orangery, a flower garden with large herbaceous borders, a shrub garden and box walk. The gardens provide a stunning backdrop … Read More
Built by Sir John Knyvett, Lord Chancellor to Edward III, Southwick Hall dates from the 14th century. As a family manor house with Tudor rebuilding and Georgian and Victorian additions, there are exhibitions on Victorian and Edwardian life, with collections of agricultural and carpentry tools and local archaeological finds. Southwick Hall comprises architecture of many centuries, notably the 14th, 16th, … Read More
The gatehouse, chapel and other remains of a communal residence for priests serving the parish church, founded by locally-born Archbishop Chichele before 1425. Regularly used to display works of art. Chichele College is a rare surviving example of a chantry college. It was founded in 1422 by the locally born Henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury. Such colleges, common in England … Read More
The house was remodelled by the world-famous designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh in his iconic Modernist style. The gallery upstairs is free to enter and has a series of exhibitions throughout the year. The dining room and the in-house boutique restaurant offers a full range of delicious contemporary cuisine. From a coffee to a light lunch, full afternoon tea or a delicious … Read More