Old Hall, Gainsborough

by | 5 September 2022 | Gainsborough, Heritage

This is the latest photograph by reader Tom Ellis which we’re delighted to publish with his description:

“This is an image of one of the towers attached to the Old Hall in Gainsborough. The focus of this publication is ‘English Heritage’. The flag that flies proudly over the Old Hall and its surroundings, is the flag of the English Heritage association.
“There are over 400 English Heritage sites all over England and the Old Hall is one of them. The Old Hall is joined in the list amongst famous landmarks such as Stonehenge, Hadrian’s Wall and more locally, ‘Mattersey Priory’.
“English Heritage had started off small at the end of the 19th century and its inspiration was the determination to put England’s heritage in pole position ahead of private interest.
“Collections began in 1882; by 1933 there were 273 sites nationwide.
“There is a benefit for keen users of the Old Hall in Gainsborough: if you pay an annual subscription fee, entry to the Old Hall is free. So, if you really like your history and visit the Hall on a regular basis, then becoming a member will be worth it in the long run.”