Wingfield Manor, Manor Road, South Wingfield, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 7NH
Tel: 01322 299321
The vast and immensely impressive ruins of a palatial medieval manor house arranged round a pair of courtyards, with a huge undercrofted Great Hall and a defensible High Tower 22 metres (72 feet) tall. This monument to late medieval 'conspicuous consumption' was built in the 1440s for the wealthy Ralph, Lord Cromwell, Treasurer of England. Later the home of Bess of Hardwick's husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury, who imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots here in 1569, 1584 and 1585.
Wingfield Manor is contained within a private working farm and partly surrounds the farmhouse. Visitors are asked to respect the privacy of the owners and keep to the official routes. No visits outside of listed opening hours.
17 miles N of Derby, 11 miles S of Chesterfield on B5035; 1/2 mile S of South Wingfield. From M1 - J28, W on A38, A615 (Matlock Road) at Alfreton and turn onto B5035 after 1 1/2 miles (OS Map 119; ref SK 374548)
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