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Rous Lench Court (Lench Court)

  • House & Family History: Rous Lench was originally built around two courtyards and is now an L-shaped building. The House as seen today is primarily of the 19th century, though the West Range is circa 16th century and the South Range is from the early 17th century. The South Range contains a northerly projection that is early Victorian and contains a stone chimneypiece from Shaw in the North Riding of Yorkshire; the chimneypiece was intended for San Simeon, William Randolph Heart's California palace, but made its way to Rous Lench instead.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The gardens of Rous Lench are famous for their yews; avenues, terraces, arbors, and tunnels -- all of yew.

  • Title: Burke's & Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume II: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire
    Author: Reid, Peter
    Year Published: 1980
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110319
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II*

  • Past Seat / Home of: Rouse family, 14th century until 1721. Rouse-Boughton family, 1721-1876. The Rev. W.K.W. Chafy, 19th century; Chafy family here until 1926. Frederick Burn, 1928.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No