DiCamillo Companion

Cothay Manor

  • Built / Designed For: Walter Bluett (1480-81) and enlarged by his son, Richard Bluett (from 1485).

    House & Family History: In 1609 William Every added the three-story dining room block. In 1927-29 the Gatehouse was restored, with the single upper room rebuilt based on 1926-27 drawing plans by Sir Harold Brakspear. In the 1930s a residential wing was added.

    Comments: Cothay has been called the finest extant example of a small, classic, medieval manor house in England.

  • Country Life: LXII, 596 plan, 626, 1927.

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Stately Suppers" (2005 - TV documentary, one of 10 half-hour episodes). "Country House Rescue" (2008 - TV documentary, episode 1.1). "Wolf Hall" (2015 - BBC TV mini series). "Dolittle" (2020 - as Dr. Dolittle's home).
  • Seat of: Mary-Anne and Alastair Robb; here since 1993.

    Past Seat of: De Cothay family, until 1453-57. Bluett family, 1457-1605. Every family, from 1605 (let to tenants circa 1700-1890). Lt. Colonel Reginald Cooper, 1925-37. Sir Francis Cook, 1937-47.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01823-672-283

    Fax: 01823-672-345

    Email: cothaymanor@btinternet.com

    Website: http://www.cothaymanor.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No