About Alford

Places of Note

Photograph of aford corn exchange

Corn Exchange

Built in 1856 at a cost of £1,400 (Kellys directory 1896), the building bears the Hamilton family motto “Ride Through”.  A Grade II listed building used as the Civic Offices of the Town Council and for functions and events.

 

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Manor House

Built in 1611 this is a II*listed building, and now owned and run by the Alford Civic Trust, the Manor House was extensively refurbished over many years. It now serves as a museum and venue for a variety of functions from weddings to birth ceremonies.  Venue for the May and August Craft Market.  

                                                        http://www.alfordmanorhouse.co.uk.

 St wilfrid's churchSt Wilfrids Church

Built around 1350 it is the town’s oldest building, built to replace the earlier church on site since 1150.  The grammar school began life here in a school room above the porch.

 

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Alford Windmill

Set on the approach to Alford from Mablethorpe and still milling flour, the Windmill is a well known emblem of the town.  Built in 1815 and the sole survivor of four mills in Alford.  Now open to the public with tea rooms and antiques.

http://www.alford-windmill.co.uk/

 

 

Photograph of memorial park, alford

Memorial Park

Formerly known as “The Rec” and given to trustees as a Children’s Play Park, the area was subject to extensive refurbishment since 2000 and is now the town’s Memorial Park, named as a dedication to those who died in WW II