Richmond | Agecroft Hall

agecroft The interesting facts about the Agecroft Hall:
    • The original spelling at some time have been Achecroft – an ache (wild celery) croft (field). You may see the original location of the mansion in Manchester UK below :

  • Agecroft Hall is a Tudor manor house built in the late 15th century in Lancashire, England.
  • The hall was bought at auction in 1925 and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean.
  • The large window  “John of Gaunt Window” with the seal is the one of most valuable survived elements of the original house.  It have been placed to house as a tribute to John of Gaunt -also- Duke of Lancaster for his help with the children protection of in the forest during armed conflict.
  • Agecroft Hall may have connection with the famous legend “Babes in the Wood” – is a traditional children’s tale about the children who were lost in the forest. One of versions reports that the tale was inspired by an incident (previous interesting fact) at the hall during the reign of Edward III in 1374 year.
  • In 1561 the property passed to  Anne Langley who married William Dauntesey , son of Richard Dauntesey – gentleman usher to Queen Catherine Howard who was beheaded after less than two years of marriage to Henry VIII. This transfer happened  three years before Shakespeare was born and three years after Elizabeth had become Queen of England.
  • The loss of Agecroft raised some protests in Great Britain and provoked a debate in the house of commons.
Address: 4305 Sulgrave Rd,
Richmond, VA 23221
Website: www.agecrofthall.com
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Info and images credits:
wikipedia,
www.bleasdale.info
www.british-history.ac.uk