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On the 13th and 14th September, Y11 history students visited Harvington Hall. The visit was to support work undertaken as part of a site study project, which will form part of their final GCSE examination in the summer. The house was originally a medieval manor house, but was transformed into a much grander building by Humphrey Pakington in the sixteenth century. During the Elizabethan period, the house became a centre for Catholic recusancy; it is also one of the few houses in the country to contain priest hides. These were of particular interest to the students who visited, having the opportunity to enter one of them. Overall, the visit gave them a much better insight into the history and significance of the hall. A big thank to each of the guides who volunteered to show us around and share their knowledge.

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