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Remains of South Winfield (Wingfield) Manor House, South Wingfield, near Oakerthorpe, 1823

Wingfield Manor was built by Ralph Cromwell, Lord Treasurer to Henry VI, in about 1435-40. Originally the house consisted of two large courts; the outer (or southern) made up of barns, stables, guard-houses and other lowlier buildings; the inner (or northern), of the hall, kitchen, and the chambers occupied by the family. Under Henry VIII the manor was in the possession of the Earl of Shrewsbury a…