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.

Guide Prices

House & Garden: Adult £8.00, OAPs £7.00, Child £3.00, Concessions £6.50 Family £22.00 (Max 2 adults, no limit on number of children.)


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.



  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event venue
  • Shop

Key Features

  • Film or TV location

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking Offsite
  • Off site parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
  • Cash Accepted
  • Cheques accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided tours
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals


Opening Times

* The house can be opened by prior arrangement to individuals and groups throughout the year.

Booking is advised for the guided tours in May which start daily at 14:00.

Garden open until 17:00 in Summer.


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