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Sulgrave Manor, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Sulgrave Manor
Banbury
Oxfordshire

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Sulgrave Manor is a superb example of a modest manor house and garden of the time of Shakespeare and was home to the ancestors of George Washington. In 1539 the manor was bought by Lawrence Washington from Henry VIII and his descendants were to live there for the next 120 years.

In 1656, Lawrence Washington's great-great grandson Colonel John Washington left England to take up land in Virginia which later became Mount Vernon. Col. Washington was the great grandfather of George Washington, first President of the United States of America.

In 1914, Sulgrave Manor was presented by a body of British subscribers to the Peoples of Great Britain and the United States of America in celebration of the Hundred Years Peace between the two nations.

In 1924 the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America generously endowed the Manor House and still co-operates with the Board in its upkeep.

The Manor stands as a permanent reminder of the special relationship between Britain and America, and today visitors from all over the world, including many school children, come to enjoy this beautiful Tudor house set within the heart of a peaceful Northamptonshire village.

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Tourist Info Number: +44 (0)1280 700 111 (Brackley)+44 (0)1295 259 855 (Banbury)
Months Open: April - October
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes - All year
Discount for Groups: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Wedding Facilities: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Contact Name for Groups: Cheryl Moss
Admission Price: Adults: £6.25
Children: £3
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children under 16): £17.50
Garden ticket: £3
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: Café and light refreshments

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