Sunday 27th June, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm.
On quarter days, that is every three months, rents would be paid and domestic staff would also be paid. Their day to day living covered would be provided by the master of the house. Accounts would be settled and recorded.
Disputes between tenants and landlord and tenants would also need to be settled.
Who steals the eggs from old Agatha’s hens?
Who has complaints of leaky thatch that still needs repair?
Who demands extra payment for work repairing the stools?
Come and find out at the 1620s House and Garden at Donington le Heath.
Included in Admission
Christmas at the Manor
Sunday 10th December, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Discover how Christmas was celebrated in times gone by! The 1620s House & Garden will be beautifully dressed in Jacobean style decor. See how preparations were made to celebrate the full twelve days of Christmas by the Digby Family.
Join in with festive carols and a mummers play, talk to costumed volunteers about food and feasting, Christmas customs, keeping warm in winter in the days before central heating and all the jobs that had to be done to ensure the holy season ran smoothly.
What’s more, there’ll be festive crafts in the barn and a children’s trail to enjoy!
Normal Admission plus £2. No need to pre-book, just come along on the day.
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