Overview

Crenelated building, in parts dating back to Anglo Saxon times. Family home of the Scudamore family. Largest collection of Grinling Gibbons carvings in private ownership.

Six generations of Scudamore portraits, furniture and clocks. House altered by John Nash in 1795, using designs by Anthony Keck. Extensive garden, parts dating back to the picturesque landscape movement. Flowers and trees to delight throughout the seasons.

This property is viewable only through Invitation to View

Tour features

Grinling Gibbons carvings, paintings by John Wootton, Marcus Gheeraerts and Sir Thomas Lawrence.

Directions

From Birmingham M5 south to M50. At Wilton roundabout, take road to Hereford A49. Then turn left for Abergavenny B4521. At Broad Oak turn right and follow signs for Kentchurch. 

From London either exit for Swindon J15 and follow signs to Glos-Newent_Ross and Hereford A49. Take the B4521 to Abergavenny. 

At Broad Oak turn right and follow signs for Kentchurch. Opposite the church, turn left through white gates and up the drive.

Coaches should contact Historic Houses for specific information.

Refreshments

One-course lunch.

Access notes

Limited to ground floor and most of garden.

Restrictions

No photography in the house. Well-behaved dogs on leads are allowed in the garden. No stilettos.

 

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Opening
Opening

2019 tour dates

  • 17 April
  • 19 June
  • 24 July
  • 14 August
  • 4 September

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Admission
Admission

All 2019 tours are £28.00 per person, with a discount for Historic Houses members.


Upcoming events

24 Jul 2019

Kentchurch Court, nr Pontrilas, Herefordshire

Crenelated building, in parts dating back to Anglo Saxon times. Family home of the Scudamore family. Largest collection of Grinling Gibbons carvings in private ownership. Six generations of Scudamore portraits, furniture and clocks. House altered by John Nash in 1795, using designs by Anthony Keck. Extensive garden, parts dating back to the picturesque landscape movement. Flowers and trees to delight throughout the seasons.

Tour includes lunch