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Norton Conyers is a late medieval manor house with Stuart and Georgian additions.
It is one of the most complex timber-framed houses in the country and except for the twenty years between 1862 and 1882, has been in the Graham family since 1624.
Many visitors have remarked upon its notably friendly atmosphere which we believe, results from so many years of occupation by the same family.
The exterior has distinctive Dutch-style gables and the interior contains fine 18th century plaster ceilings in the principal rooms.
Good furniture, and accumulated family pictures, especially portraits and a famous John Ferneley hunting group, 'The Quorn Hunt in 1822'.
The house has received many noteworthy visitors over the years including Charles 1 in 1633, James II and his wife in 1679 (the room and the bed they traditionally used are still on display), and Charlotte Brontë in 1839.
The legend of a mad woman confined in the attics in the previous century is said to have given her the idea for the mad Mrs Rochester in 'Jane Eyre', and the house's interior gave her many ideas for Mr. Rochester's 'Thornfield Hall'.