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.
Mondays from Easter to 31 October. House 2pm to 4 pm, gardens 2pm to 5pm. Guided tours only; every 30 minutes on the hour/half hour.
Tours at other times by written permission.
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
Andy Cars 01452 523 000
Historic Houses members visit for free.
£2 for non-members.
- Guide dogs welcome
- Accessible parking
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.
We welcome requests for corporate hire.