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Southwest Lincolnshire Country Houses
by Michael Ford, Country House Editor
Tickencote HallDay 1 - Leaving Burghley we joined the A1 trunk road and made our way towards Grantham through the Lincolnshire countryside. We stopped off at two places on the way, the village of Tickencote and the village of Stoke Rochford.
Tickencote Hall of 1705 and built for the Wingfield family by Sir John Vanburgh, was demolished around 1950, however the stable block of the same date was converted into a country house at that time and is now Tickencote Hall itself. It makes a lovely house still set in original parkland. Until recently, it was possible to arrange a bed and breakfast stay here through the owners Mr and Mrs Dearden. However, the property has recently been put up for sale.
Tickencote village is just in Rutland and the church here dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul and is a 'must' as it has the most wonderful Norman chancel arch which just has to be seen to be believed. There is none better anywhere in England.
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