Union Jack Coughton Court History and DescriptionTourist Attractions Warwickshire, England
Coughton Court History Description Tourist Attractions Warwickshire, England
Union Jack Coughton Court History and DescriptionTourist Attractions Warwickshire, England

 

COUGHTON COURT STATELY HOME
A BRIEF HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION
Part I


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN WARWICKSHIRE PLACES OF INTEREST

 

COUGHTON COURT HOME OF THE THROCKMORTON FAMILY

 

Coughton Court, like so many stately homes in the area, has been influenced by the main upheavals of the nation.

As the estate belonged to a Catholic family, the Throckmortons, it inevitably became involved in the various waves of persecution of Coughton Court Coughton Warwickshire, near Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon. A View from a distancethe Catholic community when it became illegal during the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. It also became closely associated with the Gunpowder Plot during the reign of James I (1603-25), the Civil War (1642-51), and the Glorious Revolution of 1688-89.

The Throckmorton family residing at Coughton Court were and Coughton Court Coughton Warwickshire, near Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon. Side View of the Gatewaystill are staunch Catholics despite the fact that other branches of the family did embrace the "reformed" religion of the state.



The history of the house begins with Sir George Throckmorton who Coughton Court Coughton Warwickshire, near Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon. A Closer view of the Top part of the Gatewayevidently had great ambitions for the estate to which he succeeded in 1518. He built the delightful Gatehouse which, with its turrets and oriel windows, looks out towards the flat expanse of meadowland around the village of Coughton. Coughton Court Coughton Warwickshire, near Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon. A View of the Bottom Section of the GatewayA fine example of Tudor architecture, the spectacular Gatehouse was evidently meant as a part of an equally grandiose plan for the whole residence. This, however, was not to be, probably due to a lack of funds.

Coughton Court Coughton Warwickshire, near Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon. Inside the Courtyard a Mixture of Brickwork and Timber Framed BuildingsTowards the end of the 16th century work progressed but not in the grandiose style of the Gatehouse. Part of the courtyard was completed in a mixture of brickwork and timber framing.

If you visit Coughton Court and wish to stay in the area overnight we would recommend Coughton Lodge opposite Coughton Court

 

Coughton Court A Brief History Attractions in Warwickshire Next Page


Coughton Bed and Breakfast Hotels Guest Houses
Hotels Guest Houses Bed and Breakfast Accommodation in Warwickshire
Stratford-upon-Avon Bed and Breakfast Hotels and Guest Houses Page 1
Stratford-upon-Avon Bed and Breakfast Hotels and Guest Houses Page 2
Birmingham Bed and Breakfast Hotels Guest Houses
Hotels Guest Houses Bed and Breakfast England Scotland and Wales

 

 


Know Britain Home Page
General Index