News from Ellys Manor House

The Art of Recognition - A Winning Formula

The Art of Recognition - A Winning Formula

The Art of Recognition, lose the ability, and we are no longer able to recognise truth. It is imperative that this skill is kept alive and taught from a very early age. Up at Ellys Manor House (EMH) in Lincolnshire, the birthplace of this programme, we are well aware of its importance.

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Santander Foundation

Santander Foundation Helps Ellys Manor House.

Santander has kindly decided to help us realise an important project along with our local school, Great Ponton Primary School. Today they have run a bake sale to continue their commitment of raising funds for getting the children transport to St Pancras. Below is the email we sent to Brandy McCabe, Branch Manager at Santander, to share our idea for the project and ask for their support.

 

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Ellys Manor House

Ellys Manor House - Defending Our Heritage

Parliament’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) puts our historic environment in jeopardy. I am therefore appealing to the Government to please remove the historic environment from this Framework, or to have the NPPF go back to Parliament for further consideration.

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Defending Our Heritage

Parliament’s National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) puts our historic environment in jeopardy. I am therefore appealing to the Government to please remove the historic environment from this Framework, or to have the NPPF go back to Parliament for further consideration.

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Exclusive Paintings for Sale

PURCHASE ONE OF THESE RARE ARTWORKS AND YOU COULD HELP FINANCE THE RESTORAflON OF ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S FINEST HISTORIC HOUSES. ELLYS MANOR HOUSE.

Ellys Manor House has been donated seven wonderful paintings by artist David Carson Shaw, and they could be yours. Invest in these striking works of art and all proceeds will go toward the conservation of the early 16th century  wall paintings at Ellys Manor House.

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East Midlands Today Ellys Manor a Hidden Gem

A Hidden Gem

BBC's East Midlands Today realises this hidden gem within one of the countries most significant historic houses

Ellys Manor House (EMH) is without doubt, one of our most significant historic homes in the United Kingdom. EMH is not about bombast or bling, this is about integrity. The architectural language of the building perfectly encapsulates early modern European, British and Hanseatic League history, thus we are a testament to the Northern Renaissance. The house and the adjacent church tower were built by a member of the Ellys family, an English wool merchant of the Staple of Calais.

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Ellys Manor House and the Wool Merchants

Ellys Manor House
A 16th century wool merchant’s home

We have mentioned in the past the ‘wool churches’ of the south east England, built by medieval wool merchants, but until recently have not heard of any merchant’s houses. We have assumed that these have either been destroyed or altered to such an extent that they are no longer recognisable. However, a chance meeting, just before Christmas at the Celebration of British Livestock, directed us to a house which gives a good indication of the wealth accrued by the 14th to 16th century wool merchants.

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Understanding the allegorical language of the ellys manor house paintings

Part 2 Dissertation 2016
Robin Isabelle Moran
De Montfort University Leicester UK

Entry in The RIBA President's Medals Student Awards

This dissertation examines a little known collection of 15th century allegorical wall paintings in Ellys Manor, a small, privately owned and well preserved English wool-merchant’s house in Lincolnshire.

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