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I'm here at Madingley Hall on the MSt in international relations at #cambridgeuniversity The ‘Shire Manor of Madingley’ was granted to John Hynde in 1543 by an Act of Parliament, “upon condition to pay £10 to the sheriff and members of the county.” He began building Madingley Hall in the same year, creating what are now known as the south and east wings.

The south wing contained domestic buildings, the kitchen and a garderobe; the east wing had just a few sleeping rooms, along with two large halls. The upper hall had a splendid viewing platform, leading to speculation that the Hall was originally conceived as an extravagant hunting lodge, built to flaunt the wealth of the newly-rich Hynde. When the Hall passed to his son, Sir Francis Hynde, in 1550, he made it the family home, and added the north wing in 1591. Sir John Hynde Cotton inherited Madingley Hall in 1712: during the 40 years that he owned the Hall he transformed it from a panelled Tudor house into a Baroque building, and closed the medieval village street, with the aim of removing the villagers’ houses from sight.

In January 1861 Edward, Prince of Wales, arrived at #Madingley. His mother, Queen Victoria had rented the Hall as a residence for her son whilst he studied at the University. However, his stay was brief and his departure sudden, due to “the great calamity at Windsor” - Prince Albert’s unexpected death.

In 1871 the Hall was sold out of the family to a Mr Hurrell, and subsequently to Colonel Walter Harding in 1905. Colonel Harding, whose portrait can be seen in the Gallery on the first floor, completely renovated the Hall before his heirs sold it, along with the surrounding park and farmland, to the #University of #Cambridge in 1948

More than 100 floral wreaths were laid during the 2016 Memorial Day Ceremony at Cambridge American Cemetery. #WWII #neverforget #madingley #honor #americancemetery

When you stroll through grounds you have to fold your arms behind your back like Morpheus #madingleyhall #madingley #cambridge #england

The Hall's driveway lined with a sea of daffodils 🌼🌞 #madingleyhall #universityofcambridge #madingley

Going to miss this place. #Madingley #Cambridge

Madingley Woods #trees #autumn #woods #madingley

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Classes / three course meal / cycle home through country lanes.
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#cambridge #sunset #cambridgeuni #universityofcambridge #countryside #spring #madingley

Tablets of the Missing at the American Military Cemetery at Madingley in Cambridgeshire.
5,127 names are recorded on the Tablets of the Missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. Most died in the Battle of the Atlantic or in the strategic air bombardment of northwest Europe.#madingley #americanbattlemonumentscommision #abmc #remembrance #warcemetery #wargraves #cambridge

Tablets of the Missing at the American Military Cemetery at Madingley in Cambridgeshire.
5,127 names are recorded on the Tablets of the Missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. Most died in the Battle of the Atlantic or in the strategic air bombardment of northwest Europe.#madingley #americanbattlemonumentscommision #abmc #remembrance #warcemetery #wargraves #cambridge

Tablets of the Missing at the American Military Cemetery at Madingley in Cambridgeshire.
5,127 names are recorded on the Tablets of the Missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. Most died in the Battle of the Atlantic or in the strategic air bombardment of northwest Europe.This Panel remembers Glenn Miller, 7th down from the top. #madingley #americanbattlemonumentscommision #abmc #remembrance #warcemetery #wargraves #cambridge

Tablets of the Missing at the American Military Cemetery at Madingley in Cambridgeshire.
5,127 names are recorded on the Tablets of the Missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. Most died in the Battle of the Atlantic or in the strategic air bombardment of northwest Europe.This Panel remembers Glenn Miller. #madingley #americanbattlemonumentscommision #abmc #remembrance #warcemetery #wargraves #cambridge

Tablets of the Missing at the American Military Cemetery at Madingley in Cambridgeshire.
5,127 names are recorded on the Tablets of the Missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. Most died in the Battle of the Atlantic or in the strategic air bombardment of northwest Europe.#madingley #americanbattlemonumentscommision #abmc #remembrance #warcemetery #wargraves #cambridge

American Military Cemetery at Madingley in Cambridgeshire. Madingley, Cambridgeshire.
3,812 Burials and 5,127 Missing remembered in a lovely part of England. #americanbattlemonumentscommision #ABMC #remembrance #madingley #cambridge #warcemetery #wargraves

Blossoms everywhere but they particularly strike your eyes in a lovely environment as was the case yesterday #beautifuldestinations #madingley #cambridgeshire #madingleyhall

Mezze - our best selection to date? Smoky aubergine, hummus and tzatziki with crisp flatbreads
#cambridgeshire #madingley #thethreehorseshoesmadingley #cambridgepub #cambridgefood #cambridgerestaurant #mezze #vegetarian #vegetarianfood

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