Fulbeck Hall

Fulbeck Hall

Fulbeck Hall has been described as one of the finest Georgian county houses in Lincolnshire. It is a friendly and intimate country house set in glorious gardens overlooking the wide landscape of the Trent Vale. It was rebuilt by Francis Fane in 1733 after a fire had destroyed the 17th century house two years before. The bow end was added in 1784. This much altered house begun in Tudor times, but now largely Georgian in character features a paneled hall, good furniture pieces, and a drawing room with large bay windows. view of The Hall

It is situated in eleven acres of romantic gardens and parkland with commanding views over the Trent Vale. The Edwardian garden has a terrace with a yew hedge, lawns, borders, woods and bulb planting. Arts and Crafts gardens generally have a clear boundary between an enclosed area, with geometrical beds, near the dwelling and a naturalistic 'wild garden'. Discernment is exercised in the use of good plants, fine building materials and traditional crafts.

The Fane family have lived at The Hall since 1632. Sir Francis Fane K.B. Of Fulbeck was the second son of Francis Fane 1st Earl Of Westmorland died 1628. His grandson, Thomas Fane died 12 Nov 1771 was 8th Earl Of Westmorland. Some of the Fane family were baptised or buried in the nearby church of St. Nicholas which dates from around 1300.

The assualt to capture the infamous Bridge too Far at Arnhem, was planned here before the ill fated airborne attack was made on 17th September 1944. Each year an Arnhem memorial service is held on the third or fourth Sunday in September.

Fulbeck Grantham, Lincolnshire NG32 3JW Tel: 01400 272205,

This village of Fulbeck site owned by Bruce Watson.
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