“Wingfield Manor” A tale of intrigue, romance and history


“Wingfield Manor” Autumnal view from The Olde Yew Tree & The Orangery.

Wingfield Manor, South Wingfield, Derbyshire Mural Artwork by Artist Mandy Jayne Ahlfors©

Wingfield Manor, South Wingfield, Derbyshire
Mural Artwork by Artist Mandy Jayne Ahlfors©


Artist Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors ©

Mandy-Jayne Ahlfors ©

It has been a long journey a trail of history, intrigue & romance, a revolution & now ghostly goings on!
It all began at Wingfield Manor 500 years ago it was built for the very wealthy Lord Ralph of Cromwell, later owned by the Earl of Shrewsbury and Bess of Hardwick. Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned at the Manor but don’t be fooled she was allowed out she would visit nearby Dethick and Buxton romance has been mentioned, she later suffered a terrible illness like so many of her time did.

There is a book writtten where Wingfield Manor is the location by a famous author Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca.
Peak Practice and Jane Eyre series have been filmed here the book Jane Eyre is by one of the famous english novel author sisters Charlotte Bronte.

2014 is the 500th Anniversary year of Wingfield Manor and will be celebrated with re-enactments from it’s history watch out for her majesty riding through the woods hopefully avoiding the man with the gun!

The South Wingfield and Pentrich Revolution :http://www.spanglefish.com/pentrichrevolution/index.asp?pageid=293039 This another interesting one for me as I am a signed up artists and some members of “Wheatcrofts” descendants of my family from my mothers side were also involved in the revolution to what extent I’m unsure yet but Sylvia Mason of the group is investigating this further. Going off the trail a little I also found out the Wheatcrofts were from Wheatcroft next to South Wingfield & Crich. There are many well known names in this line including Frederick Bernard Wheatcroft of Donnington Park racing circuit, so much intrigue in this area of Derbyshire I love it.

Why not arrange a visit to our beautiful Heritage “Wingfield Manor” in South Wingfield Derbyshire. Guided tours Contact English Heritage to arrange a visit http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/wingfield-manor/

Arrange lunch at “The Olde Yew Tree” Manor Road, South Wingfield. 01773 833626 Serving real ales, fine wines and home cooked food You might even see the peacock visit at The Olde Yew Tree or Wingfield Manor who knows whatever happens enjoy a visit steeped in history..