The Hall and the land


The first Manor of Tickencote at the time of Domesday (1086) was held by the Countess Judith. It then passed to the St. Liz family and the Kings of Scotland until the reign of Henry III in the mid 13th century. In the History and Antiquities of the County of Rutland dated l684 James Wright of the Middle Temple notes that in the reign of Edward II, Batiks Danyes was Lord of Tickencote Manor. He was ‘One of those eminent persons of this County who received the King's writ of summons to attend him at Berwick upon Tweed well fitted with horse and armes, from thence to march against the Scots', presumably at Bannockburn in 1314.

There is a plaque in the church recoding that: 'Sir Anthonye Wingfelde did bravely fight and dye at Flodden feld (9 September 1513) and over y Scot did gain y Victorye'. This is the first we hear of the Wingfield family in Tickencote, however Margaret Lynne inhered the Manor in 1551. The property passed to her only daughter Elizabeth the wife of John Wingfield. The Wingfields and Parry-Wingfields have been associated with the village ever since. Although at the time of Edward III (mid 14th century) the feudal description of 'the Manor' ceased to have any great significance, the ownership of the land continued and we find that in 1846 John Muxlow Wingfield was the owner of all the soil of the parish except three acres of Glebe land.

The original hall stood a short distance south west of the church. lt was a well designed early 18th century building in the Italianate style of the period. By 1950 the large house, like many others, prooved too costly and inconvenient to maintain and it was pulled down. The stables were retained and restored and now appear as a handsome mixture of the Tudor and Queen Anne style.