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Country House & Gardens


Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 9BN

Built in the 1130s The Manor is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in Britain and much of the original house remains virtually intact in spite of various changes over nine hundred years.

The upstairs hall is a room full of atmosphere and the echoes of nearly nine centuries of family conversation. It was used during World War II by Lucy Boston to give gramophone record recitals twice a week to the RAF.

The 1929 EMG gramophone is still in use in this room. Lucy. M. Boston based her classic Green Knowe books on the house, so that visiting readers have the chance to step into the books. Her collection of patchworks which are now regarded internationally as a heritage collection are also on view in the house.