DiCamillo Companion

Cowley Manor

  • 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.

  • Architect: Robert Alexander Briggs

    Date: 1896-1902
    Designed: Additions to House for Sir James Horlick

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    Architect: George Somers Clarke

    Date: 1855
    Designed: House for Sir James Hutchinson

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  • 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.
    ISBN: 1860771203
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Country Life (magazine)
    Author: NA
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: Mar 27, 2003, pg. 142
    Publisher: London: Future plc
    ISBN: NA
    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

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01242-870-900

    Fax: 01242-870-901

    Email: stay@cowleymanor.com

    Website: http://www.cowleymanor.com

    Historic Houses Member: No