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.


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]

Eastbach Court was acquired in 1987[3] by David David Rowe-Beddoe, now Baron Rowe-Beddoe, and his wife Madeleine from the Symonds family. It was lovingly restored over two years to its original beauty. The main house has a Cuban Mahogany cantilevered staircase and a Batty Langleydesign arch.

The current owners are the hedge fund managers Crispin Odey and his wife, Nichola Pease.[4]

Architectural significance[edit]

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


  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. ^ "English Bicknor | British History Online".
  4. ^ Hughes, Janet (20 November 2018). "Gloucestershire multi-millionaires JK Rowling and Crispin Odey Brexit clash". Gloucestershire Live. Retrieved 2 July 2020.