The picturesque ruins of Minster Lovell Hall, a 15th century Oxfordshire manor house, lie in a beautiful rural setting beside the River Windrush. They include a fine hall, tower and nearby dovecote.
Minster Lovell Hall was built in the 1430s by William, Baron of Lovell and Holand - one of the richest men in England. It was later home to Francis, Viscount Lovell, a close ally of Richard III. After several changes of hands the hall was abandoned and eventually demolished in the 18th century, leaving the extensive remains that stand today.
Read more about Minster Lovell Hall's history.
Before You Go
Access: Paths are gravelled or dirt, and may be uneven.
Opening Times: The exterior only is available for viewing.
Parking: The site sits at the end of a narrow lane with no parking. Please use the small car park that serves St Kenelm's Church and is roughly a five minute walk from the site.
Facilities: There are no toilet facilities at this property.
Please note: Dogs on leads are welcome.
Guidebook: A guidebook is available to buy from St Kenelm's Church, adjacent to the site, or via our shop.
Plan a Great Day Out
Travel further back in history by visiting nearby North Leigh Roman Villa, just 4 miles from this site. The nearly complete mosaic floor, patterned in reds and browns, is a must see! You can also head on to the fascinating Rollright Stones, which span nearly two thousand years of Neolithic and Bronze Age development.
If you are travelling towards Oxford, why not take in the 17th century North Hinksey Conduit House, Oxford's first water mains.
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