Wolfhunt House Heritage Plaque

by THE MANSFIELD WOODHOUSE SOCIETY in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Wolfhunt House Heritage Plaque

Total raised £622

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Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 9th July 2024 at 11:18am

Raising funds to site a Heritage Plaque on the 17th century Wolfhunt House to celebrate our rich local history.


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Funds over and above the cost of research, development, production and installation of the plaque will be used towards education, literature and nurturing young minds to explore and understand their local history.

The history of Wolfhunt House in Mansfield Woodhouse dates back to the 13th Century.

The name 'Wolfhunt House' was given to the property as it housed local hunters. Their job was to search out wolves and sound their horns to alert villagers.  Wolf hunters would attempt to drive away wolves or, if necessary, lay traps to catch the wolves before slaying them armed only with a bill hook and spear. 

Earliest history states that in about 1250 Alan de Lorimer held a bovate of land at Mansfield Woodhouse and became the first Wolf Hunter. Later, Sir Robert Plumpton inherited the house, land and job in 1432. The house as we see it today dates from the 18th century with alterations made in the 19th century.

This age old property still stands on the High Street at Mansfield Woodhouse and is testament to what was an ancient occupation.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£10 or more

Free Postcard Set

Donors will receive a set of limited edition postcards depicting various scenes of Mansfield Woodhouse. Items supplied from the Heritage Link, Church Street, NG19 8AH. A substitute item may be offered in the event of supplies being depleted.

£20 or more


Donors can receive a free limited edition heritage mug (or in the event of supplies being depleted a free item of similar value) from the Mansfield Woodhouse Heritage Link

£50 or more

Limited Edition Print

Donors can choose from a range of large limited edition prints of Mansfield Woodhouse throughout the ages from the Heritage Link. A substitute item may be offered in the event of stocks depleting.

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