Nestling between the eastern foot of the Wolds and the western side
of the Inner Marsh lies Alford. This pretty market town has some
wonderful architecture, the 14th century St Wilfrid's Church and
the 17th century Manor House.
Craft & Music festivals
Alford has become nationally renowned
for its wonderful craft and music festivals, along side its weekly
summer craft markets. Tradition is important
to the local community here, as is the breathtaking 19th century Five-Sailed
Mill, a truly wonderful sight to behold.
Preachers & Pocahontas
Enjoy discovering about Alford's American links, Anne Hutchinson,
America's first woman preacher, Captain John Smith, born in nearby
Willoughby, whose life was saved by the Indian Princess, Pocahontas.
Alford Manor House
The Manor House is thought to be one of England's largest thatched Manor Houses.
Ring-dating of the timbers used in the construction of the house
suggests that they were cut in around 1630 however there is internal
and external evidence that the core of an L-shaped Tudor building
of timber, probably 16th century, was retained and used as the basis
for the improved and enlarged H-shaped 1661 house.
A visit to Alford will leave you feeling
charmed by all it has to offer.
For further information about the community in the town of Alford
GENERAL INFORMATIONMarket Day: Tuesday and Friday
FAMOUS CONNECTIONSBirthplace of Anne Hutchinson - America's
first woman preacher.
Birthplace (nearby Willoughby) of Captain John
Smith - President of Virginnia. Life was saved by Indian Princess,
SPECIAL INTERESTSCraft Markets - late May and August Bank Holidays
Cycling - Signposted Three Towns Rural Challenge Cycle Routes
Walking - Signposted Three Towns Rural Challenge