Exploring Westwood Manor
Westwood Manor may be small but, thanks to the care and attention of its current tenants, its beautifully restored rooms have a domestic feel. Take a look at some of the highlights of this 15th-century stone manor house.
Restoring a historic home
Built over three centuries from the 15th century, Westwood Manor was adapted and changed for succeeding generations.
Restoration in the 20th century had a big impact on the property – thanks to the restorers' skills and understanding of medieval, Tudor and Jacobean periods.
20th century restoration
In 1911 Edgar 'Ted' Lister bought Westwood Manor, and with much attention to detail, restored it to its 17th century glory.
Taking back alterations, he uncovered original wall panelling, ceilings and even original window glazing hidden beneath plaster. You can discover all this on your visit.
Historic musical instruments
The country's earliest Italian keyboard instrument forms part of the collection at Westwood Manor – a virginal dating from 1537.
There is also a spinet, built by Stephen Keene in London, from 1711. In 2009, with the support of the National Trust and private supporters, both were restored to full working order.
The garden at Westwood Manor is a tranquil haven with lawns and topiary, and there is little to distract from its peaceful simplicity.
Lister created two small pool gardens, now covered in water lilies, and home to the rare and protected great crested newt.
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