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  • 1 Burghley House Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GB - Stamford PE9 3JY

    One of the finest Elizabethan manors, built by William Cecil, Lord Burghley, "the greatest, gravest and most esteemed Councillor that ever your Majesty had", as Essex confided to Elizabeth I. The extensive 17C redecoration includes the pain..

  • 2 St Martin's Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    st. St. Martins GB - Stamford PE9 2LA

    Rebuilt in around 1480, St Martin's is built entirely in Perpendicular style. The north chapel is dominated by an imposing alabaster monument to William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-1598).

  • 3 Lord Burghley's Hospital Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. St. Martins GB - Stamford PE9 2LA

    These charming late-Elizabethan almshouses were built on the site of the medieval hospital of St John the Baptist and St Thomas the Martyr in 1597.

  • 4 Browne's Hospital Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. Broad GB - Stamford PE9 1PF

    Built in around 1475, Brownes hospital had cubicles for "10 poor men" in what is now the Board Room. The chapel and audit room are both lit by memorable stained-glass windows dating from c 1480.

  • 5 Brazenose Gate

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. St Paul's GB - Stamford PE9

    The 14C gate, which was rebuilt here c 1688, was originally part of Brazenose College, no longer standing, established in 1333 by students seceding from Brazenose College in Oxford.

  • 6 Museum

    Museums and art

    Broad Street GB - Stamford PE9 1PJ

    The story of Stamford embraces its Saxon origins up to its starring role in a BBC television serial, Middlemarch, an adaptation of the novel of the same name by George Eliot. In a more macabre vein are the life-sized wax models of Daniel Lambert, the..

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