The Emplins and Rippington Manor

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9.23am
Train departs for Biggleswade

10.30am
Private visit to The Emplins, Cambridgeshire

The Emplins is situated in the ancient village of Gamlingay on land originally gifted by Walter de Merton to his scholars on the foundation of Merton College Oxford in 1286. The north wing is the oldest part of the building dating to c 1320 with the main part of the hall and south wing probably being built between 1477 and 1480. The interior has original panelling and medieval wall paintings and has been restored by the present owners.

1.00pm
Lunch at The Emplins

2.30pm
Private visit to Rippington Manor

Rippington Manor is a remarkably complete Tudor manor house, built on a monastic site in 1565 by Robert Audley. Originally timber-framed, the house was encased in brick in the mid-seventeenth century.

4.00pm
Tea

5.19pm
Train departs for London (arriving 6.01pm)

Meeting Place
King’s Cross Station

The visit is limited to seventeen people