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Broughton Castle offers a cross-section tour of some of the most important events in English history. A tour of the castle is offered which includes some of the following features.
Church of St Mary’s
Built in the fourteenth century, the church houses the tomb of Sir Thomas Wykeham who was an early owner of Broughton Castle and founder of New College, Oxford and Winchester College.
Probably built around the same time as the Church, the gatehouse carries the scars of the Civil War when it was partly destroyed but has now been restored sympathetically.
The Great Hall incorporates the medieval hall of 1300 and like the Gallery, houses family portraits.
So called due to its associations with royalty, James I in 1604 and Edward III in 1901 slept in this chamber. It is decorated with hand painted wallpaper originating from China.
The plaster on the ceiling of this room has date stamps from the sixteenth century.
This is associated with secret meetings to plot against the King between 1629 and 1640.
Queen Anne’s Room
Another room with royal connections, it is so called because in 1604, Queen Anne of Denmark, wife of James I, slept here.
Built in around 1331, this is a rare example of a fourteenth century private chapel.
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