Great Fulford has been the home of the Fulford family since the reign of Richard 1 granted to William de Fulford. The manor originally belonged to the Priory of Canonsleigh until the Reformation when it was purchased by Sir John Fulford. Sir John Fulford was High Sherrif of Devon for the 26th and 32nd years of the reign of King Henry VIII. Sir John was the son and heir of Sir William Fulford and his wife Jane Bonville. Sir John was a descendant of King Edward I through his grandmother Philippa, who was wife of Sir Thomas Fulford and daughter of Sir Philip Courtenay of Powderham Castle in Devon.
During the Civil wars of the mid 17th century the family were Royalist. Initially the house was held for the king by Colonel Sir Francis Fulford’s second son, Major Francis Fulford, but it was stormed by Parliamentarians in 1642, retaken by the royalists later when they besieged Exeter taken again by the roundheads in 1646 and garrisoned by them till the end of the war.
Many ghost stories are reported at the manor which has appeared on may TV programmes including the Filthy Fulfords and the F...ing Fulfords etc. Why not come along and join us for this fantastic event. The team are really looking forward to
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