At the heart of the Estate lies Lower Brockhampton, a romantic timber-framed mar house dating back to the late 1300s. The house is surrounded by a moat and is entered via a charming timber-framed gatehouse. Brockhampton was bequeathed to the National Trust in 1946 and is made up of 400 hectares (1,000 acres) of farmland and 280 hectares (700 acres) of mixed woodland. The Estate is home to a rich variety of wildlife, including dormice, buzzards and ravens. There are miles of meandering walks through the park and woodland, featuring ancient oaks, beech and fascinating sculptures. There is also an interesting ruined chapel.