The Manor of Ecton

Early owners

The Isteds

Ambrose Isted

Inclosure Act 1759

The visit of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Isted

The Sothebys

Major-General Frederick Edward Sotheby

Silver Wedding Celebrations

Lt.-Col. Herbert George Sotheby

The end of an era

Commander Sotheby

The end of employment for many villagers

The threat of demolition

The ongoing legacy