Lord and Lady Inglewood’s ancient house in the medieval Forest of Inglewood was originally built as a stronghold against the Scots. Today Hutton-in-the-Forest reflects centuries of history and change. A house of six periods between the mid 14th and the mid 19th centuries, Hutton is a rich illustration of the development of the country house in the North of England.
Their family has lived at Hutton for over 400 years and the house has evolved through centuries of change into an architectural puzzle with each generation leaving its mark both inside and outside.
A tour through the interiors at Hutton is a remarkable journey in time. From the medieval Stone Hall to the high Victorian Drawing Room, the rooms are rich in history and notable for their contents. Every room has fine examples of furniture of its period and there is an interesting collection of needlework and tapestry, some of it more than 500 years old.
The extensive gardens with topiary and terraces, a wild flower meadow and lake, lead round to the Walled Garden which is now the main flower garden. Tulips and lilies, herbaceous borders, roses and fruit trees are a mass of colour and interest throughout the summer.
29 Mar – 7 Oct. Wed, Thur, Sun & Bank Holiday Mons.
House: 11.30am – 4pm.
Cloisters Tea Room: 10am – 4.30pm. 29 Mar – 31 Oct,
Gardens, Grounds & Woodland Walk 10am – 5pm daily except Sats.
Directions: 2 miles north-west of M6 Jct 41 on B5305.