Wolfeton Riding House is the oldest and one of a few still standing and is almost an exact replica of the one built at St James' Palace for Henry, Prince of Wales and son of James I. As such it is of great architectural significance.
The building was probably constructed between 1600 and 1610 by Sir George Trenchard, the owner of the Wolfeton Estate. Oliver Cromwell would have suppressed its use as a Riding House. By the eighteenth century it was a threshing barn, later a cow house. It was most recently used as an agricultural store but has been redundant and unused for many years and in danger of collapse.
In 1997 a Trust was established to carry out the restoration and preservation of the Riding House for the education and enjoyment of the public.
To date the Trust has completed works sufficient to allow limited public access. The work has included: Complete re-roofing, strengthening the external walls, removing the inserted floor, window repairs, reinstating some openings and damaged features, reinstatement of rainwater goods, provision of services and ground level adjustment.