Eastbach Court

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Eastbach Court
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Eastbach Court
Coordinates51°50′01″N 2°35′56″W / 51.8335°N 2.5989°W / 51.8335; -2.5989Coordinates: 51°50′01″N 2°35′56″W / 51.8335°N 2.5989°W / 51.8335; -2.5989
Listed Building – Grade II
Designated12 December 1953

Eastbach Court is a historic Grade II listed mansion in English Bicknor, Gloucestershire, England.

History[edit]

The house was built on a former messuage owned by Alexander Baynham as early as 1524.[1] It was built with ashlar in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries,[2] with an extension in the nineteenth century.[1]

Sir Robert Woodruff lived there in 1608.[1] By 1633, George Wyrall, Edward Machen's brother-in-law, was the owner.[1] The house stayed in the Machen family until 1883.[1]

The current owners are the hedge fund managers Crispin Odey and his wife, Nichola Pease.[3]

Architectural significance[edit]

It has been listed as Grade II by English Heritage since 12 December 1953.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e A P Baggs and A R J Jurica, 'English Bicknor', in A History of the County of Gloucester: Volume 5, Bledisloe Hundred, St. Briavels Hundred, the Forest of Dean, ed. C R J Currie and N M Herbert (London, 1996), pp. 101-117 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/glos/vol5/pp101-117 [accessed 12 April 2015].
  2. ^ a b British Listed Buildings: Eastbach Court, English Bicknor
  3. ^ Catherine Ostler, Why a £130,000 hen house is chicken feed to the Posh and Becks of the City: Fat cat couple reveal plans for coop labelled 'temple in the trees', The Daily Mail, 28 September 2012