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Lyveden C17 Civil War Living History & Drill Displays

July 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - July 30, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

Lyveden C17 Civil War Living History & Drill Displays

Step back in time to the English Civil War at Lyveden. Experience Living History and Drill Displays bringing to life both military and civilian life during the 17th century.

Lord John Robartes Regiment of Foote are part of the Sealed Knot. The regiment will set up a 17th century Civil War Living History Camp at the Manor as well as hold regimental drill displays at the Lodge and at the Manor from 10:00 am Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July 2023.

This is your chance to experience first-hand, the thrill and excitement of regimental musket volleys, pike drill, with drums and colours and the full panoply of the 17th Century. Soldiers and civilians will be on hand to answer your questions of life during this turbulent period of history.

This is a free event as part of Lyveden’s civil war week. Normal admission prices apply for entry to Lyveden

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The National Trust property is now known simply as Lyveden and today includes the renovated Manor House. It is grade one listed and was owned by the Tresham family until 1649 when it was sequestered during the Civil War, because of continued Catholic links. Sometimes referred to as ‘Lyveden Old Bield’, the house is in fact newer than the ‘New Bield’. This refers to the garden lodge at the top of the hill and is a remarkable survivor of the Elizabethan age. Begun by Sir Thomas Tresham to symbolise his Catholic faith, Lyveden lodge remains incomplete and virtually unaltered since work stopped on his death in 1605

Visitors are able to discover the mysterious garden lodge and explore the Elizabethan Garden with spiral mounts, terracing and canals. Moreover, wander through the new orchard, containing many old varieties of apples and pears, or explore the Lyveden Way, a circular path through beautiful meadows, woodland and villages.


July 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am
July 30, 2023 @ 4:00 pm


Lyveden, Harley Way, near Oundle PE8 5AT
Harley Way,, near Oundle, Northamptonshire PE8 5AT United Kingdom
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