Earlier Houses: The current house is built on the site of an early 17th century manor house and may incorporate parts of the earlier house.
Built / Designed For: Sir James Hutchinson
House & Family History: In 1928 the Cowley Estate was broken up and sold. During World War II the House was leased to Cheltenham Ladies' College. In 1946 Gloucestershire County Council purchased Cowley Manor and approximately 600 acres and used it as a conference center. In the late 20th century the House was used as a nursing home; by the early 21st century Cowley Manor had been reborn as Cowley Manor Hotel.
Title: Country Houses of Gloucestershire: Volume Three, 1830-2000, The
Author: Kingsley, Nicholas; Hill, Michael
Year Published: 2001
Reference: pg. 10
Publisher: Sussex: Phillimore & Co. Ltd.
Book Type: Hardback
Title: Country Life (magazine)
Year Published: NA
Reference: Mar 27, 2003, pg. 142
Publisher: London: Future plc
Book Type: Magazine
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Grade II
Past Seat / Home of: SEATED AT EARLIER HOUSE: Henry Brett, 17th century. SEATED AT CURRENT HOUSE: Sir James Hutchinson (chairman of the London Stock Exchange), mid-19th century. Sir James Horlick, late 19th century. Sidney Allen, early 20th century. Cyril Heber-Percy, early 20th century.
Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust
Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel
Ownership Details: Since January 2002 a country house hotel owned by Jessica Sainsbury and Peter Frankopan