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Kings Cliffe Church
Kings Cliffe Church
William law
William Law
War Memorial
Kings Cliffe Airfield War Memorial

Hall Farm
The oldest part of Hall Farm is a late-medieval open hall.  This was later altered as part of substantial building work, the date above the front door showing 1603.  A fine Music Room with vaulted ceiling covered with plasterwork decoration was constructed in about 1790, and provides the living and breakfast room for the B&B.

William Law spent the last 21 years of his life in Hall Farm, living according to the principles laid down in his most famous work A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life, published in 1728. The Law family continued to own the house until the mid-20th century.

King’s Cliffe
King’s Cliffe’s character has been significantly influenced by it being owned by the Crown until 1812.  From the mid-12th century the “King’s House” was visited by successive kings, in particular King John and Henry III, who came to hunt in Rockingham Forest.  However, the royal hunting lodge was probably destroyed in the great fire of 1462 which burnt down over a hundred houses. The exact location of this lodge is not known for certain, but it may have been to the east of the church, in the vicinity of Hall Yard.  

Before this fire King’s Cliffe was the most prominent town in the area but subsequently went into decline since it did not have a resident owner, and it became an “open” village to which people migrated when they had to, or were forced to, leave their own villages.  For over 300 years, until the early 20th century, King’s Cliffe was a centre for wood-turning and sold its wares throughout the country.

Famous people to have lived in the village include William Law (1686-1761), a prominent theologian and author, and Miles Joseph Berkeley (1803-1889) who studied the many species of fungi to be found in the vicinity of King’s Cliffe and is regarded as the founder of Plant Pathology. 

Glenn Miller gave his last concert in a hangar at Kings Cliffe airfield in October 1944 before being lost on a fatal flight to Paris.  A memorial marks the spot of the concert, and is near to a public footpath.

Hall Farm, Kings Cliffe Provides...

...two types of recently refurbished self-catering accommodation set around a beautiful stone courtyard. The Archway Apartment and The Stables Cottage provide comfortable quality living each with kitchen, dining, living, one double bedroom and bathroom/ensuite. Both have their own separate entrances off the courtyard.

For Bookings Call:
07906 502494
01780 470796

Hall Farm, Hall Yard, Kings Cliffe
Peterborough PE8 6XQ
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