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Great Ponton
 
Great Ponton, Ellys Manor House
Great Ponton, Ellys Manor House
Great Ponton, Ellys Manor House

The most spectacular feature of Great Ponton's Ellys Manor is the early 16th century wall paintings which are widely regarded as the finest domestic wall paintings in Britain.

They feature trees and other lush plant life shading deer and peacocks in a French tapestry style.

Great Ponton, wall paintings,
Great Ponton, Holy Cross
Great Ponton, Holy Cross
Great Ponton, Holy Cross

The prominent tower of this church was rebuilt in 1519 by the Ellys family, rich wool merchants of the adjecent Ellys Manor.

The chancel arch and arcade are 13th century, the rest is later Perpendicular.
It was restored in 1872.

Great Ponton, Ellys,
Great Ponton, Manor House
Great Ponton, Manor House
Great Ponton, Manor House

Ellys Manor was the home of the Ellys family, who were rich wool merchants.

It was built in the early 1500s and features a prominent gable end reminiscent of contemporary houses in northern Europe.

It has very fine wall paintings upstairs.

Great Ponton,
Great Ponton, Manor House
Great Ponton, Manor House
Great Ponton, Manor House

A fine Tudor wool merchantís house, built in the Flemish style. It is roughly L-shaped with high crow-stepped gables to the east.

The outstanding feature of the house is a scheme of early 16th century wall paintings in the upper rooms.

H D Martineau, c.1980

Great Ponton, Manor House, wool merchant