Heritage open day at Bedhampton manor house

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A HISTORIC manor house which is now sheltered housing accommodation will open its doors to the public.

The Manor Trust will open The Waterloo Room, of The Elms, in Lower Road, Bedhampton, as part of English Heritage open day events.

The Elms dates from the 17th century and was owned by Lord Lee. His distant cousin was Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington and after the Battle of Waterloo, the Duke rested himself and his men at The Elms.

Lord Lee then named the magnificent Waterloo room after him.

The Bedhampton Historical Collection team will display the history of The Elms and St Thomas’s Church.

It will include maps and other interesting items found in Bedhampton, and the team will be available to answer questions.

The Manor Trust is a local charity which provides sheltered accommodation to elderly people from Bedhampton.

The event is from 10am to 4pm on September 11.