10 August 2018

Since we moved to North East Lincolnshire, we have done the mother-in-law run in a single day, rather than stop half way. Cleethorpes to Stenhousmuir takes around 5 hours, going via the A68. Two...

Scawby HallIt was the hottest day of the year, so far anyway.

A thermometer on the garden wall read 32°C, which I know is not exceptional in the grand scheme of things, but it felt roasting to us!

The others went on the house tour while we stewed in the bushes outside.

Click the Read More for some garden photos.

There are some lovely ladies selling tea and cake in the church you see in the photo. The cake is heavenly (and I dont normally eat cake) so don't forget to visit.

Here's a snippet of the historical information available on the Scawby Hall website:

"Richard Nelthorpe came from Beverley, East Yorkshire orginally to Brigg upon marrying Ursula Graynyer of Bigby in 1601. Work began on Scawby Hall in 1603. In 1620, he purchased the Baysgarth estate at Barton-upon-Humber, which became the family's principal residence in Lincolnshire.

 The walled kitchen garden at Scawby Hall encompasses 3 acres, with another 4 acres surrounding the house.  The gardens consist of orchards, fine lawns, flower and shrub borders, espalier fruit trees, berry patches and a vegetable garden."

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