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

 

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COUGHTON COURT AND THE THROCKMORTON FAMILY

 

 

The house was damaged by the Parliamentary army in 1643 during the Civil War and and was restored some twenty years later 1663-65. Restoration and rebuilding included a widening of the south range Coughton Court Coughton Warwickshire near Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon. Gateway and Teimber Frames Building Seen from the Courtyardwhere the main rooms are now located. Later the east range was demolished due to extensive damage at the hands of an inflamed mob inspired by the ideas of the Glorious Revolution (1688), the events surrounding the decline and deposition of James II leading to the accession of Mary, James' daughter (Mary II) and William of Orange (William II) as joint Coughton Court Coughton Warwickshire near Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon. Gateway seen from inside the Courtyardsovereigns.

Major alterations were carried out to the front of the house between the years 1783-95 and further minor work was completed in the 1830s and 1910. It was in the last decades of the 18th century that the moat was filled in. So much for the main stages in the construction and restoration of the building. Coughton Court Coughton Warwickshire near Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon. Detail of the Gateway Seen from the CourtyardAlthough Coughton Court now belongs to the National Trust it is still the residence of the Throckmorton family who now occupy the north wing, which is not open to the public.

Access is gained through the entrance hall in the Gatehouse where there is a staircase dating back to the late 18th century (1784-85) and where several portraits are on display. One of these is a portrait of Thomas Giffard by Pompeo Batoni. The staircase takes the visitor to Coughton Court Coughton Warwickshire near Birmingham and Stratford upon Avon. A View of the Garden Seen from inside Coughton Courtthe Drawing Room located on the first floor of the Gatehouse. On display in the Drawing room, over the fireplace, there is a portrait of Sir Robert Throckmorton in armour by Nicholas de Largillière and another, by the same artist, of Anna the abbess of a nunnery in Paris.

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

 

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