Horton Court, Chipping Sodbury

Horton Court is a stone-built 16th century manor house in Horton, near Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire, England. The building retains a 12th-century Norman hall, and displays some of the earliest Renaissance decorative motifs used in England. It has been a National Trust property since 1949.

The house was built in about 1521 by Rev. William Knight (d. 1547), Prothonotary to the Holy See, and later Bishop of Bath and Wells. The house was empty from 2008 to 2011 but the National Trust opened the ground floor on Friday and Sunday afternoons during July and August 2011 and are actively considering how to make it more readily accessible to the public. It is a grade I listed building.
Within the grounds is a Grade I listed ambulatory, built for William Knight around 1527-29.
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  • There was no access to the main building and the garden was just laid to lawn. Would have settled for either an interesting house or a beautifully planted garden - this had neither. Not really...  more »
  • We arrived at 1:50 for a 2 o’clock “tour.” A rather shirty woman ushered us out until 2pm as they were “having a meeting.” The Hall consists of some static boards describing the various level of...  more »
  • This property is not open to the public but you can see it from the outside! The front drive and view of the house is definitely recognisable from Poldark. A beautiful place. I hope to be able to see inside in the future!
  • A very interesting afternoon. Only the great hall, church and some of the grounds are open but the guides are interesting and knowledgeable and so they bring the building alive. Lovely tea and cake in the church as well.

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