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Lewtrenchard Manor (Lew Trenchard Manor) (Lew House)

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house on the site of the current house.

    House & Family History: In 1865 The Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould wrote the words to the hymn "Onward Christian Soldiers." The lyrics were written as a processional hymn for children walking from Horbury Bridge, where Baring-Gould was curate, to Horbury St. Peter's Church, near Wakefield, Yorkshire, at Whitsuntide.

  • Architect: Unknown (designed by an unknown architect)

    Date: Late 19th century
    Designed: Remodeled House for Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould

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  • Title: Disintegration of a Heritage: Country Houses and their Collections, 1979-1992, The
    Author: Sayer, Michael
    Year Published: 1993
    Publisher: Norfolk: Michael Russell (Publishing)
    ISBN: 0859551970
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Murray family

    Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSES: Roger de Moles, 11th century. Trenchard family, 13th century. Sir Thomas Monk, 17th century. Henry Gould, 17th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: The Rev. Sabine Baring-Gould, late 19th century; Gould family here since 1626. Paynter family, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel

    Ownership Details: Owned by the Murray family, who operate it as Lewtrenchard Manor hotel.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01566-783-222

    Email: info@lewtrenchard.co.uk

    Website: https://www.lewtrenchard.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No