Alford Manor House is a very rare example of a composite structure, featuring a wooden frame with reed and plaster (visible from within the house), encased in brick.
Alford Manor House owes much of its existence to the wealth of one of its owners, Sir Robert Christopher, and through marriage to the Manners dynasty (the Dukes of Rutland), as well as to its tenants, most notably the Higgins family. Following a major restoration project the house is now open to visitors.
Hackett Barn Museum
The Hackett Barn is part of the Alford Manor House Complex. Situated at the rear of the 17th century thatched Manor, it houses many of the towns historic artifacts.