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The house has been restored to its Edwardian heyday, and furnished with many period pieces and collections from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.Opening to the public as the Thomas-Stanford Museum in 1933, Preston Manor currently attracts some 8,000 visitors annually.Particularly impressive is the Cleves Room, lined with gilt leather which is said to have been associated with Anne of Cleves.The servants' quarters and the 'below-stairs' areas, the kitchen and laundry, have also been restored and opened to the public.Historical data is available to ABC members and paid subscribers.Please log in if you are one of these or sign up to one of our subscriptions.
Preston Manor, 1985: South front of Preston Manor showing the croquet lawn.
A short time later some workmen who were clearing drains under the south terrace discovered the twisted skeleton of a woman of about fifty years of age, anything up to 400 years old.
It was reburied at the edge of the churchyard, secretly after the vicar had refused on the grounds that she was a Catholic, and the ghost was not seen again.
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