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This property is free for HHA Friends
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
2016: Gardens only: 14 Feb-20 Mar: Suns only 11am–4.30pm. (Last admission 4pm). House & Gardens: 27 Mar - 28 Sep (gardens excluded 30 Jul – 11 Sep), Wed, Sun & BH Mon 12pm–4.30pm (Last admission 4pm, gardens open 11am).
NB the Sculpture Exhibition (30 Jul-11 Sep daily 11am-4.30pm, last admission 4pm) is not included in Friends free access and hence garden access is not free on those dates.
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
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