Great Chalfield – a medieval manor
Great Chalfield Manor has seen several owners and several changes over the centuries, but in the early twentieth century Major Robert Fuller restored it to reflect its roots.
The garden at Great Chalfield Manor is open for pre-booked visits. Please note that the manor house is closed until 18 May.
Great Chalfield Manor
Great Chalfield Manor was built around 1465 by Thomas Tropenell, a wealthy business man who built and acquired several large estates during his time. At the heart of the house lies the Hall, flanked by unusually symmetrical gable cross wings and oriel windows.
Changes over time – and restoring its former glory
Over the years the different owners adapted and changed the manor, with the Great Hall turned into a farm house. In 1905 Major Robert Fuller restored and refurnished the house to its former glory. In 1943 he gave Great Chalfield Manor and Garden to the National Trust to care for it and to this day his grandson Robert Floyd and his family live in the manor.
Hollywood is calling
Over the years various films and TV shows have been filmed at Great Chalfield, including 'The Other Boleyn Girl', 'Tess of the d'Ubervilles' and 'Wolf Hall' (where it starred as Austin Friars, Thomas Cromwell's house).