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A Day at Doddington Hall...

Saturday 20th August 2022

The Forest of Galtres Society have taken a late July visit to Doddington Hall in lovely sunshine.

What did they see? A beautiful Elizabethan house, built before 1600, in the usually green countryside west of Lincoln. It is said to have been the work of Robert Smythson, the architect of Burton Agnes Hall and indeed there are many similarities.

Lovely gardens and dappled woodland surround the house.

The guide book states that Doddington Hall was built for Thomas Tailor who was Registrar for the Bishop of Lincoln. That post gave him access to fees, he became wealthy and he could then acquire an old house.

Thomas Tailor demolished the old house to allow his new project, a brick-built, articulated fronted, many windowed, modern, mansion. The placing of the hall allowed him to take a view straight to Lincoln Cathedral from his study window on the upper floor.

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