The House from "Morris's Views of Seats," circa 1875.
The House from an early 20th century postcard
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
Book Type: Softback
House Listed: Grade I
Park Listed: Not Listed
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.