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The Manor

Type:Historic House / Palace

Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 9BN

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Lucy M. Boston's home from 1939 and the setting for her Green Knowe children's books and many of the toys etc. exist. In the winter Lucy Boston sewed exquisite patchworks which form the only collection of this calibre worldwide which can be seen in the house where they were made. During World War 2 she gave gramophone recitals to the RAF in the Music Room which is virtually unchanged since 1130. The old EMG gramaphone is played during the tour.

The 3.5 acre garden laid out by Lucy Boston, is bordered by a moat on three sides and the river Great Ouse on the other. Long herbaceous borders are filled with mainly scented plants of year-round interest. The garden contains coronation and chess topiary, many old roses, Cedric Morris and Dykes Medal-winning irises. It is surrounded wilderness full of wildlife and is a wonderful garden for accompanied children to explore.

All year round to individuals or groups by appointment. Also during May there are guided tours daily at 2pm, but booking is still adviseable. HOUSE AND GARDEN PRICES - Adults £8.00, Concessions £7.00, Children £3.00.

Open daily all year round from 11am - 5pm GARDEN ONLY PRICES - Adults £5 Children free.

No photography in house. Suitablity for the Disabled: Partial. Guided Tours: Obligatory. Parking: Cars: Disabled only. Coaches: Nearby.


Road Directions

By Road:Leave A14 at Hemingford Grey exit. In village follow signs to river. Entry from towpath.By Public Transport:There is a bus stop in Hemingford Grey on the no. 5 Cambridge to Huntingdon bus route.Accessible by Public Transport: Huntingdon station is 8 miles away.



  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Opening Times

* House: All year to individuals or groups by prior arrangement. Also in May guided tours daily at 2pm (booking advisable).


  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2017

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