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Coughton Court Part 3: The Churches

As well as the lovely gardens, discussed here, and the Court itself, discussed here, there are also two churches in the grounds of Coughton Court – the Church of England Church of St. Peter and the Roman Catholic Church of St Peter, St Paul and St Elizabeth. Ironically, given the fact that the Throckmorton’s, who still live there, are renowned for their Catholicism, we were informed by one of the guides that the Catholic and Church of England churches essentially swapped places, so many of the Catholics are now buried in a Church of England graveyard.

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Coughton Court Part 2: The Gardens

As per my previous post here, I recently (and by recently I mean more than a few months ago!) took a trip to Coughton Court. As well as the house itself, which is very impressive, there are also extensive gardens to explore. The current Throckmorton and her daughter have designed the layout together, keeping in mind the historic design of the gardens, but also creating new and interesting spaces. While I visited for example there were art sculptures on display and for sale (at pretty high prices, it has to be said!) throughout the gardens which made exploring them even more interesting.

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Coughton Court Part 1: The House Itself

Coughton Court is the family home of the Throckmorton’s, who still reside there, and has been for over 600 years. The family suffered much persecution through the years for being Catholic, and there are many items of historical Catholic significance throughout the house. The Throckmorton’s were also notable for having involvement with the Gunpowder Plot to blow up parliament and James I and for Bess Throckmorton, who went on to marry Sir Walter Raleigh and angered Elizabeth I in the process.

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