Hornington Manor

Hornington Manor is a Grade II listed manor house set in 300 acres of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside just five minutes outside of Bolton Percy on the road to Tadcaster.

Although Hornington seems like a quiet retreat now, it has a long and interesting history, with the first recorded mention of Hornington appearing in the Doomsday survey of 1086. However, a settlement at Hornington it is predicted to pre-date this, with Anglo-Saxon coins being unearthed nearby suggesting that there was a settlement at the time of the Viking raids and there was a rush to hide the wealth.

The original Hornington settlement was located down by the River Wharfe. This was a thriving village, but gradually dispersed over the centuries, although a large house and cottage remained, thought to be the original Hornington Manor. 

A house on the site of the present Hornington Manor first appears on a map in 1775. Historians have proposed that the nearby pond indicates that the bricks used to build the house were made on site.  Ownership of Hornington changed in 1851 when it was bought by Lord Londesborough. It is during this period that the Victorian wing was added to the property, to make Hornington more suitable for entertaining, with a large drawing room and a grand staircase leading to extra bedrooms. The Manor was then owned by two other families until it was purchased and lovingly restored by the Spinks family in 2009. During renovations, carbon dating was carried out on the beams that were uncovered and they are found to pre-date 1752, and could well have come from the original medieval Manor House by the river.

The Manor is a stunning wedding venue, with the rustic wedding barn accommodating up to 150 guests. Hornington Manor sleeps up to 38 guests and each wedding party has exclusive use of the Manor for a three-day weekend of celebrations.

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