Woolsthorpe Manor :: Shared Description

Woolsthorpe Manor in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, near Grantham, is a typical seventeenth century yeoman's farmhouse, famous as the birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton LinkExternal link . He was born there on 25 December 1642.

Newton returned here in 1666 when Cambridge University closed due to the plague, and it was here he performed many of his most famous experiments. Due to his achievements in mathematics, optics and mechanics in this period, 1666 has been called the Annus Mirabilis - his marvellous year. There is strong evidence that some of the optical experiments with prisms were done in the study at Woolsthorpe, and it is also believed that the orchard was the site where Newton observed an apple fall from a tree LinkExternal link , inspiring him to formulate his law of universal gravitation.

The manor was purchased by the National Trust in 1943 and is furnished as a 17th-century farmhouse might have been when Newton lived there. It is open to the public all year round LinkExternal link (National Trust).

The farmhouse is a grade I listed building (English Heritage Building ID: 193262 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings) as are the stables

LinkExternal link IsaacNewton.org.uk
by David Dixon
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SK9224 : Wooden things, Woolsthorpe Manor by Hamish Griffin
SK9224 : Stairs, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth by Hamish Griffin
SK9224 : The Orchard at Woolsthorpe Manor by David Dixon
SK9224 : Open space at Woolsthorpe Manor by Hamish Griffin
SK9224 : Woolsthorpe Manor by Mat Fascione
SK9224 : Woolsthorpe Manor Farmstead, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth by David Dixon
SK9224 : Open space at Woolsthorpe Manor by Hamish Griffin
SK9224 : Looking onto Newton Way by Hamish Griffin
SK9224 : Woolsthorpe Manor Farmhouse by David Dixon
SK9224 : Old building, Woolsthorpe Manor by Hamish Griffin
SK9224 : Plant tub, Woolsthorpe Manor by Hamish Griffin
SK9224 : Open space at Woolsthorpe Manor by Hamish Griffin
SK9224 : Building, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth by Hamish Griffin
SK9224 : Farmyard and Farm Buildings, Woolsthorpe Manor by David Dixon
SK9224 : Field and open space at Woolsthorpe Manor by Hamish Griffin
SK9224 : Sign in Woolsthorpe Manor by Hamish Griffin
SK9224 : Buildings, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth by Hamish Griffin
SK9224 : Willow spheres outside Woolsthorpe Manor by Mat Fascione
SK9224 : National Trust Signpost for Woolsthorpe Manor by David Dixon
SK9224 : Newton's Apple Tree plaque by Richard Croft
SK9224 : Sign for tree by Hamish Griffin
SK9224 : Entrance to Woolsthorpe Manor by Mat Fascione
SK9224 : Willow sphere at Woolsthorpe Manor by Mat Fascione
SK9224 : Field, Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth by Hamish Griffin
SK9224 : Stream, Woolsthorpe Manor by Hamish Griffin

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Created: Tue, 12 Aug 2014, Updated: Tue, 12 Aug 2014

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