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Groby Old Hall (Groby)

Groby Old Hall is an extraordinary old house in the Leicestershire village of Groby.

The mound of Groby Castle remains nearby to a height of 22 feet, and the central part of the house is probably part of the outbuildings of the castle, which was demolished in 1173 on the orders of Henry II at the same time as Leicester Castle.

The origins of the castle, however, may well be not Norman but Anglo-Saxon, as a stone building has been detected within the mound.

Later parts of the house date from the late 15th century, and were the home of Sir John Grey and his wife Elizabeth Woodville, later to controversially become Queen of England when she married Edward IV.

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