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A Day at Doddington Hall...

Saturday 20th August 2022

A late July visit in lovely sunshine – excellent and the heat was nice, not quite as hot as it is, as your scribe writes this now at 29 degrees centigrade (84.2ºF).

What did Forest of Galtres Society 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 tells us 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.

This he demolished 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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