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Southwest Lincolnshire Country Houses
by Michael Ford, Country House Editor
Aubourn HallDay 5 - On the way back to Ropsley we had time to search out some other interesting country houses and other buildings.
Aubourn Hall is a fairly plain and flat looking house mainly of 1587 to 1628, possibly on Tudor foundations, built for Sir John Meres. It is brick built with stone quoins and is three storeys high. The best feature in the house is the beautifully carved staircase. The garden makes an attractive setting for the Hall. The property was the home of the Nevile family from the 17th century with Sir Henry Nevile being the present owner.
Aubourn Hall was used as a setting in the production of 'Oliver Twist'.
The old church close to the Hall has Meres and Nevile monuments.
The house is open to the public during July and August on Wednesdays from 2pm to 5pm.
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