The history of Markenfield Hall – the oldest continuously inhabited house in the country – is a long, occasionally tragic, and complicated one; but above all, it is truly fascinating.
From the le Bret family that came over to Britain from France and adopted the name of the place where they lived, through Pilgrimage, the Rising of the North and confiscation – Markenfield has survived – and thrived.
Join our Guides and Archivists as they take you through over 700 years of history to look at the people and the moments that defined this unique building.
Tuesday 31 October
Janet Senior on the Markenfields of Markenfield Hall and Sue Ford on the Markenfield Tombs in Ripon Cathedral
Thursday 9 November
Dr Keith Jones on The Rising of the North
Tuesday 14 November
Alan Robiette on the research into Markenfield’s Missing Years
Tuesday 21 November
Caroline Eason on The Nortons – Barons Grantley of Markenfield
Thursday 30 November
Dr Brian Crosse on The Grantley Window in Ripon Cathedral
Each lecture starts at 2:30pm and will last about an hour and will be followed by tea, biscuits and time for discussion. Tickets are £6 per person (£5 for Friends) and booking is essential as car parking is limited at this time of year. More information on these Little Lectures and a booking form can be found HERE