See thatching demonstration at Sulgrave Manor Watch Day

Two cottages owned by Sulgrave Manor which have fallen into disrepair are being rethatched. NNL-151124-171213001
Two cottages owned by Sulgrave Manor which have fallen into disrepair are being rethatched. NNL-151124-171213001

Sulgrave Manor is holding a watch day tomorrow, Friday.

The World Monuments Fund raises money on behalf of Sulgrave Manor and as part of its agreement the stately home must hold a regular watch day.

The event starts at 10am with a garden tour and continues with thatching demonstrations at 11am and 1pm, a house tour at noon and 3pm and another garden tour at 2pm.

Recent donations raised for the house have come from American Express and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, which has supported the manor since it was bought in 1914.

The money is being used to rethatch two cottages owned by the manor which have fallen into disrepair, pictured.

The watch day will be a great opportunity to see a thatching demonstration by Neil Painting (master thatcher) and to see Sulgrave Manor (house and gardens) which are now closed to the public until April except for private tours, group and school visits, which can be arranged by prior booking.

Entrance is free and there is no need to pre book.