Kentchurch Court

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Kentchurch Court
Kentchurch Court, Garway, Herefordshire - Geograph-2751788-cropped.jpg
Kentchurch Court is located in Herefordshire
Kentchurch Court
Location within Herefordshire
General information
TypeStately home
LocationKentchurch, Herefordshire
CountryEngland
Coordinates51°55′43″N 2°50′26″W / 51.928581°N 2.840475°W / 51.928581; -2.840475Coordinates: 51°55′43″N 2°50′26″W / 51.928581°N 2.840475°W / 51.928581; -2.840475
Inaugurated1052
Website
http://www.kentchurchcourt.co.uk

Kentchurch Court is a grade I listed[1] stately home located near the village of Kentchurch in Herefordshire, England.

It is the family home of the Scudamore family.[2] Family members included Sir John Scudamore, who acted as constable and steward of a number of royal castles in south Wales at the start of the 15th century. He secretly married Alys, one of the daughters of Owain Glyndŵr, in 1410, and it has been suggested that the couple may have harboured Glyndŵr himself at Kentchurch after his disappearance around 1412, until his death.[3]

Kentchurch Court has been used as a filming location for several films and television series including The Vault of Horror, On the Black Hill and Regency House Party. In 2011 it was the subject of a documentary presented by hotelier Ruth Watson as part of her Country House Rescue series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "British Listed Buildings". Retrieved 2011-04-05.
  2. ^ Kentchurch Court
  3. ^ BBC: Wales history: The revolt of Owain Glyndŵr

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