DiCamillo Companion

Clopton House

  • Earlier Houses: There was an earlier house on the site, parts of which were incorporated into the current house.

    House & Family History: Shakespeare is believed to have visited Clopton House; it's also one of several places where he is said to have been married. The House was rented in 1605 by Ambrose Rockwood, one of the Gunpowder Plot conspirators.

  • John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: 2.S. Vol. II, p. 220, 1855.

    John Preston (J.P.) Neale, published under the title of Views of the Seats of Noblemen and Gentlemen in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. IV, 1821.

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Hugh Clopton, 15th century; Clopton family here from the 13th century until the 16th century. George Carew, 1st Earl of Totnes, 17th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Meynell family, 1824-70. George Lloyd, 1870-72. Sir Arthur Hodgson, 19th century; Hodgson family here until 1930.

    Current Ownership Type: Flat Owners Company / Condo Association

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Flats / Multi Family

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No