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Rothley Court (Rothley Temple)

  • House & Family History: The first building on the site was a preceptory of the Knights Templar, to whom the manor was given by King Henry III; the preceptory was later was transferred to the Knights Hospitalers of St. John of Jerusalem. During the Dissolution of the Monasteries Rothley Temple became the private home of the Babington family.

  • Architect: John Ely

    Date: 1894-95
    Designed: Additions to House

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  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Today Rothley Court Hotel, a member of Old English Inns.

    Past Seat / Home of: Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay, 19th century; Babington family here since the 16th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Corporation

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Hotel

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 08456-086-040

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.oldenglishinns.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No