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Old Place, New Perspectives: A History of the Manor House of Old Sleaford, Lincolnshire

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This volume accompanies an archaeological dig carried out by Old Sleaford Heritage Group in 2015 in the grounds of Old Place, a historic house on the outskirts of Sleaford. Old Place, New Perspectives charts the evolution of the house and tells the story of its occupants, using archaeological evidence and extensive new documentary research.
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This volume accompanies an archaeological dig carried out by Old Sleaford Heritage Group in 2015 in the grounds of Old Place, a historic house on the outskirts of Sleaford. Funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the community dig uncovered exciting finds, including part of a rare Roman alphabet pot, Tudor counting tokens, a Roman hairpin, and the foundations of a medieval dovecote. Old Place, New Perspectives charts the evolution of the house and tells the story of its occupants, using archaeological evidence and extensive new documentary research. The building began life as Manor Place, the seat of Lord John Hussey (1465–1537), a noble courtier who held offices under Henry VII and his son Henry VIII, including that of Chief Butler. The house was redeveloped from an earlier building and became an extensive manor house at the heart of Hussey’s estates in Lincolnshire. Some of that original Tudor building survives in the present house. Over the past 500 years, Old Place has led a mostly quiet existence as a farmhouse, horticulture business and gentleman’s residence, but was plunged at intervals into national events: it was the scene of confrontation during the Lincolnshire Rising of 1536, fortified as a Parliamentary garrison in the Civil War, converted into a Red Cross convalescent hospital for wounded soldiers in the First World War and a military headquarters in the Second. Price: £15 + £4 Postage and Packaging Pbk, 12pp, 210pp, 144 colour illustrations, ISBN 978-1-5272-6392-5

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