The East Facade of the House from a 1919 photograph
The North Facade of the House from a 1919 photograph
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
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