Old Amplefordian (Ampleforth College)


Ampleforth is one of the most pre-eminent Catholic boarding schools in the UK, situated in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside.

It was founded by Benedictine monks in 1802 as a boys’ only school and it was only in 2002 that girls were admitted.

The 10 boarding houses are all named after British saints.

Famous Old Amplefordians include the actors Rupert Everett and James Norton, Lord Fellowes, Sir Anthony Gormley and rugby World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio.

The belt is designed on the old school tie and features a vertical pattern of black, red and silver in the same proportions.

All of our belts are hand beaded in Kenya by the Maasai, using an average of 6000 beads.

We use the highest quality leather to ensure our belts are extremely long lasting and durable.

This belt is 1.5 inches wide.

The old Ampleforth College tie is not a tie at all. It’s a Manyatta belt.



We believe in being totally honest with our customers. Like a bespoke suit or pair of shoes, outstanding craftsmanship takes time. When the order is placed, the mamas in Kenya start beading your belt, utilising their cultural and ancestral skills. Once this is complete, the belt is sent to us in the UK. For this reason, please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Trust us - it is utterly worth the wait!

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