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Aubourn Hall
Aubourn Hall
Aubourn Hall

Originally a Tudor house, Aubourn was altered and added to by Sir John Meres in c1600, the architect, possibly John Smythson, giving the hall its present 5 bay brick south front.

The interior has panelled rooms and a fine staircase.

From 1628 to the present day, the house has been owned by the Nevile family.

Frank Robinson, August 2014

Aubourn, John Meres, John Smythson, Nevile
Aubourn, St Peter (Old Church)
Aubourn, St Peter (Old Church)
Aubourn, St Peter (Old Church)

St Peterís is largely 13th century and once formed the chancel of a larger church.

The west front and the NW tower are 19th century.

Inside are Meres and Neville family monuments.

Frank Robinson, August 2014

Aubourn, St Peter old church, Neville, Meres
Aubourn, St Peter (New Church)
Aubourn, St Peter (New Church)
Aubourn, St Peter (New Church)

In 1974 the nave and transepts up to the chancel arch were demolished, but the tower was retained.

The present standing structure comprises the tower and shingled broach spire, the chancel, apse and part of the unroofed south transept.

This surviving part of the church is Grade II listed and is known as Aubourn Clock Tower.

October 2016

Aubourn, St Peter new church, Aubourn Clock Tower
Aubourn, St Peter (New Church)
Aubourn, St Peter (New Church)
Aubourn, St Peter (New Church)

Detail of doorway surround. Work of John H Hakewill*.

October 2016

* John Henry Hakewill (1810-1880) was an architect who undertook church restoration work principally in Suffolk, Wiltshire and Nottinghamshire.

Aubourn, St Peter new church, John H Hakewill.
Aubourn, St Peter (New Church)
Aubourn, St Peter (New Church)
Aubourn, St Peter (New Church)

This Victorian church was built in 1861-63 in Early English style by John H Hakewill at a cost of £2,600.

It featured an apsidal east end and an oak shingle broach spire.

It fell into serious disrepair in the 1960s and was closed

October 2016

 

Aubourn, John H Hakewill, oak shingle
Aubourn, St Peter, Memorial
Aubourn, St Peter, Memorial
Aubourn, St Peter, Memorial

Memorial to Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Ainslie, killed at the Battle of Inkermann in the Crimean War.

His mother was from the Nevile family of Aubourn Hall.

Mark Acton, 2010

Aubourn, St Peter church, Frederick Ainslie, memorial