A view of the Great Hall, showing stunning heraldic stained glass, wooded linen fold panelling and antique furnishings at Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset A view of the State Bedroom, showing a view of the antique bed, tudor chest and a antique guards uniform at Athelhampton, Dorchester, Dorset A view of the Library at Athelhampton House, Dorchester, Dorset with a view of the Billiard Table, and shelves full of interesting and antique books

The House

The Great Hall is the heart of Athelhampton House. Built in 1485, it would have served as the entire accommodation, then greatly added to throughout the centuries as the house became domesticated. With its linenfold paneling heraldic stained glass, large fireplace and historic furnishings, the Great Hall is a fine example of Tudor Architecture.

From the Great Hall you can enter the various rooms that make Athelhampton House, The Great Chamber and Library in the East Wing, through the The Kings Room, past the Wine Cellar and then upstairs to the Library. Then upward into the second floor to the Gallery, showing examples of the work of the artist Marevna who lived at AthelhamptonĀ  from 1948 – 1957.

The West Wing houses a fine dining room, The Yellow Bedroom & State Bedroom, The Dressing Room and a Bathroom with a copper bath.

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Marevna An exhibition of her works in the West Wing Gallery Discover more