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Hardwicke Court is a late Georgian house designed by Sir Robert Smirke in the early 19th century.

The house is currently lived in by the sixth generation of Lloyd-Bakers.

Visitors are offered a tour of the drawing room, library and dining room, containing many pieces of furniture and art original to the house. The gardens are also open to visitors.



22 April to 28 October.

Mondays only.

House: 2pm to 4pm.

Gardens: 2pm to 5pm.

Tours at other times by written permission.

Find Us
Find us

5 minutes from Junction 12 on the M5 and located off the A38. The entrance to the drive is opposite a small bus stop. Please note that SatNav takes you to the wrong location.

From Gloucester the 60 bus takes you directly to Hardwicke but there is a walk of almost a mile to access the house.


Car park on site

  • Free.
The car park is located behind the house and a two minute walk away.


Andy Cars 01452 523 000


Historic Houses members visit for free.

£2 for non-members.

  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking

Things to See

Fun Facts

Mary Lloyd Baker nee Sharp who alongside her husband Thomas built Hardwicke Court was the niece and heiress of revered Abolitionist Granville Sharp. Many of his personal belongings still exist in the house. Thomas Barwick Lloyd Baker, son of Mary was a key figure in the creation of Reformatory Schools.



Corporate Hire

Corporate events

We welcome requests for corporate hire.


  • Wifi
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Refreshments
  • Accessible toilets
  • Plentiful parking

School Visits