Built / Designed For: Robert Rookwood
House & Family History: Ambrose Rookwood, son of the builder of Coldham, was involved in the Gunpowder Plot; he was executed for his involvement in 1605. There are two chapels and several priest holes at Coldham (the Rookwoods were noted Roman Catholics).
Chapel & Church: The 1770s Roman Catholic Chapel is in the Strawberry Hill Gothick style.
Title: Burke's & Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume III: East Anglia
Author: Kenworthy-Browne, John; Reid, Peter; Sayer, Michael; Watkin, David
Year Published: 1981
Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
Current Seat / Home of: Matthew Vaughn and Claudia Schiffer
Past Seat / Home of: Robert Rookwood, 16th century; Rookwood family here until until 1869. Richard Holt-Lomax, late 19th century. Lieutenant Colonel Henry Trafford-Rawson, 1893 until circa 1917. Colonel Everard Hambro, 1918-52. Richard Duce, 1952-79. David Hart, late 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home
House Open to Public: No
Historic Houses Member: No