This property is NOT free for HHA Friends
The grand Georgian facade of Wingfield College conceals a rare medieval survival: the remnants of a chantry college of priests, complete with a cloister walk and great hall from 1362. It is one of the largest surviving timber-framed buildings of its type in Europe.
Signed off B1118 and B2226 at Fressingfield.
Visitor Opening Times
The house and gardens will be open to the public for PRE-BOOKED guided tours and through Invitation to View.
By arrangement, some charities and local history groups will be visiting the College this year. If you run a group and would like to arrange a special visit please contact us.
Note: Students or Researchers with a particular interest in the architecture or history of Mediaeval Chantry Colleges are also very welcome to contact the College about arranging a visit. Please contact us.
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.
Fascinating unmodernised interiors include a spectacular galleried Medieval Great Hall with oriel window; a corridor running behind the west range which formed part of the original 14th century cloister, and a mix of spacious Medieval, Tudor and Georgian rooms.
The House is packed with original features, for example a wealth of beams, medieval floorboards, original paint finishes, Georgian pannelling and working shutters.
Five acres of gardens include an 18th century carriage driveway, a William and Mary walled garden with radical modern painting, Medieval fishponds, wild flower and orchid meadows, woodland walks, many old fashioned roses and an eccentric topiary garden on the site of the medieval courtyard.