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Doddington Hall

Doddington, Lincolnshire, LN6 4RU
tel: 01522 694308

A confident, symmetrical and unfussy work by the great Elizabethan architect, Robert Smythson, for Thomas Taylor, Registrar to the powerful Bishop of Lincoln. Interiors refurbished in 18th century. Good furniture includes Cromwellian bobbin chairs and the bed from Seaton Delavel slept in by the Duke of Cumberland en route for Culloden (when he weighed 146kg - 23 stone). Interesting English, continental and oriental porcelain, as well as family portraits.

Features: Formal and informal gardens. Wild Garden has succession of spring bulbs and flowering shrubs. Nature trail.

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.


5m W of Lincoln on B1190.

Visitor Opening Times

2015: Gardens only: 15 Feb–5 Apr & Oct: Suns only 11am–4pm. House & Gardens: 5 Apr-27 Sep, Wed, Sun & BH Mon 12pm–4pm (Gardens open 11am).

Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.

Groups and special visits

Doddington Hall has been in the same family for four centuries and is still very much a family home. This Robert Smythson Hall stands today as it was completed in 1600 with its walled gardens, gatehouse and family church. The elegant Georgian interior contains a fascinating collection of paintings, textiles, porcelain and furniture. Surrounded by five acres of romantic gardens to explore. Special visits by prior appointment on non-open days (min 20).

Tailor Made Facilities

Visits to HouseYes
Visits to GardenYes
Other EventsYes
Light RefreshmentsYes

Contact Details

Contact:    Stephanie McClure
Address:    The Estate Office
    Doddington Hall
Town:    Doddington
County:    Lincolnshire
Postcode:    LN6 4RU
Phone:    01522 694308

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Nearby HHA Properties
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Kelham Hall & Country Park (12  miles)
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The Old Vicarage (13  miles)
Hodsock Priory (20  miles)