Hinton St Mary is an historic estate that has been in the Pitt-Rivers family for generations. In 1880 General Augustus Pitt-Rivers, the archaeologist, inherited the estate from his cousin Lord Rivers and Hinton Manor House became the dower house where his eldest son Alexander lived. Alexander Pitt-Rivers was an architect and amongst his works are the Lodge adjacent to the entrance gates to the Manor House. Until 1880 there were paddocks where the garden now is, and the tithe barn and stables were let to an agricultural tenant. Around 1900 the Manor House was enlarged and modernised, the garden was laid out in roughly its present form and the Medieval Tithe Barn was converted into a hall.
Now for the first time, this stunning venue is available for private hire.