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Brief description of site

The site originates in the medieval period. Coughton Park, now a wood, lies 2 kilometres to the west. John Davenport undertook improvements in the late 18th century. The extensive grounds include two churches, a lake and a riverside walk. The gardens cover 10 hectares and were recreated in the 1990s to a period design. There is a formal courtyard garden, a walled garden and a bog garden.

Brief history of site

This site has been the home of the Throckmorton family since 1409. The present house originates in the Tudor period. It has important associations with the Gunpowder Plot and saw much activity during the Civil War. The central gatehouse and half-timbered courtyard remain.

Location information:

Address: Coughton Court, Coughton, nr Alcester, Warwickshire, B49 5JA

Locality: Alcester

Local Authorities:

Warwickshire; Stratford-on-Avon; Coughton

Historical County: Warwickshire

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 150 Grid Ref: SP081605
Latitude: 52.2426 Longitude: -1.88279

Directions:

2 miles north of Alcester on the A435.

Visitor facilities

Opening contact details:

Core opening hours: April to September, Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat. Sun. 11.30 to 5pm. Also Tuesdays in July and August. In October, open Saturday and Sunday only. Check for variations.
http://www.coughtoncourt.co.uk/visitors.html

Visitor information:

Parking. Refreshments. Shop. WCs. Disabled access.

Key information:

Form of site: garden

Purpose of site: Ornamental

Context or principal building: great house

Main period of development: Late 20th century

Survival: Extant

Site Size (Hectares): 10

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