SP5645 : Sulgrave: Sulgrave Manor

taken 14 years ago, near to Sulgrave, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

Sulgrave: Sulgrave Manor
Sulgrave: Sulgrave Manor
Sulgrave Manor is the ancestral home of George Washington.

It is a Grade I Listed Building, built c1540-60 by Lawrence Washington, George Washington’s five times great grandfather, who acquired the Manor in 1539. Lawrence Washington was a wool merchant and became mayor of Northampton in 1532. In 1610 Sulgrave Manor was purchased by his grandson, Lawrence Makepeace. It was sold in 1659 and had no further occupation by the Washington family. In 1914 it was purchased as a memorial to George Washington, as part of the centenary commemorations for the Treaty of Ghent which had established peace between Britain and the United States of America after the War of 1812. The restoration was delayed by the outbreak of the First World War, and it was eventually opened to the public in 1921.

It is today managed by the Sulgrave Manor Trust and its website is here LinkExternal link
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SP5645, 18 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 1 May, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 31 October, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Historic Building 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5607 4558 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:6.3431N 1:10.9654W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 5609 4556
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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