DiCamillo Companion
England

Coughton Court

  • House & Family History: Coughton Court is one of England's finest Tudor houses; the House has a long and complicated Catholic history, including associations with the Gunpowder Plot. The main staircase from Harvington Hall was installed at Coughton, probably in the 18th century, when Harvington was partially demolished.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Gatehouse was built circa 1530. The House stands in 25 acres of gardens. A formal Elizabethan knot garden was created in 1992.

  • 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.

    Country Life: XLIII, 319, 1918.

  • Title: In Celebration: The Art of the Country House
    Author: Hearn, Karen; Upstone, Robert; Waterfield, Giles
    Year Published: 1998
    Publisher: London: Tate Gallery Publishing
    ISBN: 1854372777
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • "Kings and Queens of England, Volumes 1 & 2" [aka "Majesty"] (1993-94 - video). "Father Brown" (2016 - TV series, as the house where the movie is being filmed in the episode "The Mask of the Demon").
  • Seat of: Thockmorton family; here since 1409.

    Past Seat of: Sir Robert Throckmorton, 4th Bt., 18th century; Elizabeth Clare McLaren-Throckmorton, until 2017.

    Current Ownership Type: The National Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Visitor Attraction

    Ownership Details: Owned by The National Trust since 1946 and managed by the Throckmorton family.

  • House Open to Public: Yes

    Phone: 01789-400-777

    Fax: 01789-765-544

    Email: office@throckmortons.co.uk

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

    Historic Houses Member: Yes