Netherhal Manor and the Village of Linton

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08.44am
Train departs for Ely

10.15am
Coffee at Netherhall Manor, Soham

10.45pm
Private visit to Netherhall Manor Gardens

A delightful one-acre garden filled with old-fashioned flowers together with immaculate lawns, a walled garden, orchard and kitchen garden. There will be a recital on the Longman and Broderip square piano bought by the family in 1783.

 12.45pm
Visit to Holy Trinity Church, Hildersham

Holy Trinity, dating from at least the thirteenth century, retains its original font and medieval brasses together with an ancient fifteenth century ladder. In the nineteenth century the Goodwin family restored the church, commissioning Clayton & Bell to paint the richly decorated chancel and supply the fine stained glass windows.

 1.30pm

Lunch

2.45pm
An historical walk around Linton

The village of Linton, situated on the Essex and Cambridgeshire border, was a thriving market town in the Middle Ages and its fine High Street has a series of houses dating from the fourteenth to the seventeenth centuries. St Mary’s Church dates back to the fourteenth century and the mill known as Hadstock Mill was recorded here in 1225. Linton is well known for its Village College, built in the Art Deco style in 1937 as part of Henry Morris’s ambition to bring opportunities to rural communities.

4.15pm

Tea

5.45pm
Train departs for London arriving at 6.35 pm

Meeting Place
Kings Cross  Station