Testimonials - What People Say about Alford Manorhouse

Thank you for  preparing and serving excellent refreshments after my mun's funeral.

We are very impressed with not only the quality of the catering but also the friendly and professional service of the volunteers.

Alford Manor House has a Community Defibrillator which is positioned on the outside railings.

The Manor House held a fundraising drive and received donations from Alford Civic Trust, members of the public, Alford Craft Market, Alford Probus Club, Alford Rotary, Alford Town Council and Tinn Criddle- solicitors.
The defibrillator was unveiled at a training session held by the Ambulance service recently.


The new defibrillator at Alford Manor House being shown to
(L-R ) John Handley (Rotary) Nigel Collins (Rotary President) Maurice Kent (Probus) Cllr Sarah Devereaux ( Mayor of Alford) and Grant Allan (Chairman Alford Civic Trust )

tullip tree Tulip Tree


A tall stately tree with uniquenly shaped leaves - four lobed with a flattened tip.

The large leaves flutter in the breeze and turn to bright gold at the end of the season.

The flowers do not begin to appear for about 25 years and are never very conspiciuous.

2014 was a particularly good year for flowers, and again this year, 2016.


tullip tree

Alford Manor House is a very rare example of a composite structure, featuring a wooden frame with reed and plaster (visible from within the house), encased in brick.

Alford Manor HouseGround floor and first floor rooms feature design interventions from Georgian through to Victorian times, whilst the attic floor is virtually untouched since 1611.

Alford Manor House owes much of its existence to the wealth of one of its owners, Sir Robert Christopher, and through marriage to the Manners dynasty (the Dukes of Rutland), as well as to its tenants, most notably the Higgins family. Following a major restoration project the house is now open to visitors.

> more information about the history of Alford Manorhouse

Hackett Barn Museum

The Hackett Barn is part of the Alford Manor House Complex. Situated at the rear of the 17th century thatched Manor, it houses many of the towns historic artifacts.


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Hackett Barn

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Opening Times



Tea Rooms




Tractor Rally

Tractor Rally 2017



WW1 Exhibition



Tulip Tree

Alford Manor House were Highly Commended in the Hudson's Heritage Awards 2015

Hudsons Heritage Awards 2015 Logo Landscape Highly Commended 2015

Alford Manor House were Highly Commended in the Hudson's Heritage Awards for "Alford Remembers WW1 1914-1918" - WW1 Centenary project.

Dan Snow presented the award at Goldsmith's Hall London on 3rd March at a special reception and lunch.

Thank you and well done to all involved in the project and those who supported all our events.

On 1st May Alford Manor House opens the new exhibitions which are being added to the existing displays. So plenty to see again 2015.


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How to Donate

Alford Manor House is a registered charity (Charity number 252330) and is managed by Alford and District Civic Trust Ltd.

All profits are channelled back into Alford and District Civic Trust Ltd and used to continue its charitable work and community programmes.

It costs more than £60,000.00 per year to maintain the fabric and services at Alford Manor House. This money ensures that this important Historic House and cultural centre will be available for use by the community for the future. Alford Civic Trust is responsible for the upkeep and future developments of Alford Manor House and receives no financial assistance for these costs from outside organistions.The house and any events are at present delivered by a paid tearoom staff, cleaner and a team of dedicated volunteers.

If you would like to donate monies or leave a legacy to Alford and Distict Civic Trust Ltd to assist in the running costs please contact:-
The Finance Director to discuss the appropriate way forward.

You can now donate to the running of the Alford Manor House by Paypal or Credit card or Debit card.

Please follow the link on the Donate Button.

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Walks Around Alford and district.

well valeWhy not make a day of it and visit the Manor House before you start, or have a cup of tea in our tea room when you finish? 

Alford Town Team have put together three walks starting in Alford with the assistance of the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service. 

Walk Around Historic Alford Town -  circular 2 mile walk around the streets of Alford. (pdf download)

Ramble to Rigsby Village - circular 5 mile walk from Alford to Rigsby then back through Ailby Woods and Tothby Manor. (pdf download)

Well Walk - circular 8 mile walk from Alford to Skendleby Psalter through Well Woods to Ulceby and back to Well Church. (pdf download)