Around the Dovecote in Willington used to be the home of the Manor's Farmyard and those ancient buildings which still remain hold many memories and much local history.
This has 1500 nesting boxes inside. Built by John Gostwick in around 1543 it would have been a significant symbol of his then wealth and importance in the community.
The stables built about 1539 have fine roof timbers and contain informative displays of the history of the site and the village itself. Behind the stables you can see the chimneys of a building which was formerly part of the Tudor manor house. It is now preserved and used as a normal family home.
the church of Saint Lawrence has been described as one of the finest perpendicular churches in Bedfordshire. An earlier church was much altered and re-built in the 1530s during a time of religious uncertainty and the dissolution of the monasteries.
Come and view these historic buildings in the quiet countryside of Bedfordshire.