Wingfield Manor

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Wingfield Manor was a mid-Fifteenth Century building created for Ralph Lord Cromwell. It was modeled after Hampton Court in London and consists of buildings around two main courtyards. It is now a ruin, having been besieged twice in the English Civil War. The second time, in 1644, it was attacked by the Parliamentarians, who after defeating the Royalists, held on to the manor until 1644, when Parliament ordered that it be demolished so that it could never again be fortified. Part of the ruins were converted to a house, and then that was destroyed and a new Hall built in the valley. Currently there is an occupied farm in the centre of the ruins. Wingfield Manor is managed by English Heritage.