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.