Very little of what was around the Hall when it was first built in 1325 remains, if anything at all, we still get a ‘moat’ when it pours. But the lovely woodland you see, probably best shows the ancient Hall in its original light.
The drive used to be cobbled ‘sets’ and they are buried underneath the tarmac in in order to facilitate today's traffic (cars and Ladies' heels)
You will today see much more structured grounds, with beautifully manicured lawns, pretty borders and box and beech on guard!
In recent years working animals have been introduced, which are a delight for the children. Don’t just visit the buildings, see the grounds, they can be quite magical!