Discover the manor house

Brockhampton manor house and moat with two visitors in front of moat and tall trees behind

Brockhampton Estate is historic, productive and astonishingly beautiful.

At the heart of the estate lies the little moated manor house from which the land was governed until the Barneby family moved to a new Georgian mansion on the hill above. The manor became a humble farmhouse for two hundred and fifty years, but now it is the centre of attention once more, the stage on which the lives of its inhabitants are revealed.
 

View of Brockhampton timber framed great hall from minstrels gallery
view of timber framed great hall from minstrels granary
View of Brockhampton timber framed great hall from minstrels gallery

Steeped in history, Brockhampton has witnessed many changes. Until 2014 the rear rooms in the manor house were being lived in and not open to the public. The overriding aims of the Brockhampton Revealed project focused on peeling back the layers of history to show visitors how seven centuries of occupation have shaped the building we see today. For example, the original medieval great hall had an upper floor inserted into it by the family, in order to accommodate their many children.

The landing showing drawings and plans by architect JC Buckler
desk and chair once used by architect JC Buckler
The landing showing drawings and plans by architect JC Buckler

Brockhampton revealed invites visitors to discover more about key figures from the building’s past; you are invited to rummage in cupboards, join in games in the seventeenth-century Parlour, or relax with a good book in the fireside comfort of the inter-war sitting room.

The 1950s sitting room, as it might have been when the last family lived here
Sofa, chairs and fireplace in 1950s lounge
The 1950s sitting room, as it might have been when the last family lived here

Come and experience the unique atmosphere of Brockhampton manor and its tranquil moat nestling in a Herefordshire valley that has changed little in hundreds of years.