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Kentchurch Court

SMR Number
: 6785
Grid Reference
: SO 423 259

House, 3 storeys, tower 5. The form of the earliest buildings on site are not now recoverable, but in the middle of the C14 there appears to have been a fortified enclosure to the SE of the house, of which a large gateway survives on the S side. The tower at the NW angle of the building was built perhaps late in the C14. Other rubble walls & the 1 storeyed outbuildings may be of the same date. Additions in c1500, C16 & C17. remodelled by Nash 1824. The top storey of the tower is modern. (1)
Castellated mansion in Nash's usual style erected 1824, taken place of quaint irreg house of which we give 2 views (1774). (2) The Scudamores were the senior branch of the family who had lived in the area since the Norman conquest. In the 1620s John Scudamore was a lapsed Catholic. (3)
Historical article John Nash and Humphrey Repton: An Encounter in Herefordshire 1785-98 which includes reference to Nash’s work at Kentchurch Court. (4)
Chris Musson's 2006 colour negative aerial photograph catalogue (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Monument Type(s)

  1. FORTIFIED MANOR HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

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Sources and Further Reading

Protected status

  1. Registered Park or Garden (II) 1885: KENTCHURCH COURT

Associated Historic Landscape Character Records

  1. HHE454 - Areas Retaining Historic Parkland - Areas Retaining Historic Parkland