Melbourne Hall & Gardens

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20/08/2024 13:30 - 16:00

A guided tour of the Georgian style country house, Melbourne Hall, and its gardens.  The Hall was previously owned by William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, British Prime Minister from 1835 to 1841 and now the home of Lord and Lady Ralph Kerr.  Lord Ralph is a direct descendant of Sir John Coke who made Melbourne his home in 1629. The Hall is Grade II* listed and  many features in the grounds are Grade I listed.

18 places available - £18.00 per person

Organised by the Local History Section

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