22 Oct 12 – Wingfield Manor with Clive Holliday

K031055Clive’s job in plan­ning saw him develop an interest in our her­it­age and we spent a fas­cin­at­ing hour in the environs of Wingfield Manor – pictori­ally speak­ing. This monu­ment to late medi­eval ‘con­spicu­ous con­sump­tion’ was built in the 1440s for the wealthy Ralph, Lord Cromwell, Treasurer of England. Later the home of Bess of Hardwick’s hus­band, the Earl of Shrewsbury, who imprisoned Mary Queen of Scots here.