Over a year ago, whilst googling places to visit around East Anglia/Midlands, I came across Lyveden Nieu Bield. This place was was my inspiration for joining the National Trust. (NT) This mysterious Elizabethan structure is set in a very rural part of Northamptonshire and not far from Oundle, a lovely little market town. What intrigued me even more about the site was its rather fascinating history. It is thought to have been built around the very early 1600's by Sir Thomas Tresham as a 'Secret House' The structure itself is a testament to Sir Tresham's Catholic faith and is full of christian symbolism. According to various sources, the Tresham family and relatives got involved with the Gunpowder plot and eventually the structure was never completed.