Elmore Court

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Elmore Court
Restored gates at Elmore Court - geograph.org.uk - 790908.jpg
Elmore Court Wedding Venue
Elmore Court is located in Gloucestershire
Elmore Court
Location of Elmore Court within Gloucestershire
General information
Type Mansion
Location Elmore, Gloucestershire
Town or city Elmore
Country England
Coordinates 51°50′10″N 2°19′01″W / 51.836°N 2.317°W / 51.836; -2.317
Owner Anselm Guise

Elmore Court is a grade II* listed mansion, located at Elmore in the Stroud district of Gloucestershire, England. The original building dates from between 1564 and 1588.[1]

The house has been the family seat of the Guise Baronets for nearly 800 years, first granted by John De Burg with the rent set at "One clove of Gillyflower" each year. The current owner, Anselm Guise, inherited the estate from his uncle in 2007, with the Baronetcy going to Anselm's father, Sir Christopher James Guise.

The Guise family were non-resident from about 1685 to about 1845, when Sir John Wright Guise took up residence. The house was used as a school from 1778, originally under the Revd. Charles Bishop (died 1788), and later under the Carveth family to about 1830.[2] Its most distinguished pupil was the future surgeon William Lawrence FRS.

In 2008 and 2011, Elmore Court was the subject of a Channel 4 television programme presented by hotelier Ruth Watson as part of her Country House Rescue series.[3]

In February 2013, Anselm Guise's plans for a new function room called The Gillyflower at Elmore Court featured in the BBC2 TV programme, Permission Impossible: Britain's Planners.

Elmore Court and The Gillyflower opened for weddings and events in November 2013.


  1. ^ "Elmore Court". British Listed Buildings. 
  2. ^ Victoria County History, Gloucestershire
  3. ^ "Elmore Court". 4 Homes. Channel 4. Retrieved 9 September 2011. 

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