The Priest’s House (National Trust)

The Priest’s House (National Trust)
Attractions | Historic | Stamford
Two miles from Stamford, this interesting 15th Century National Trust building contains a museum of local bygones and an extensive exhibition on the mining and preparation of Collyweston slates - an ancient and unique local industry that flourished until the 1950s. A mine has, however, recently reopened using modern working methods. Videos show mining taking place in former times and nowadays. Entry is free every day, all year, from 10am-5pm - access is obtained by contacting one of the very nearby keyholders, as indicated on the property notice board. Every Sunday In June, July & August, the property is open and manned between 2-4.30pm.
38 West Street
Easton on the Hill
Stamford
PE9 3LS
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/priests-house-easton-on-the-hill
01832 205158

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38 West Street
Easton on the Hill
Stamford
PE9 3LS
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/priests-house-easton-on-the-hill
01832 205158

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The Priest’s House (National Trust)

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