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Chavenage House

Chavenage House.

Chavenage House is an Elizabethan era manor house 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi) northwest of Tetbury, in the Cotswolds area of Gloucestershire, England.

It is constructed of Cotswold stone, with a Cotswold stone tiled roof.

Particularly famous features of the house are the two tapestry rooms Cromwell's and Ireton's Room; the Great Hall, featuring stained glass windows; the Oak Room which has elaborate 1590 panelling. There is an Edwardian wing, featuring a sprung-floored Ballroom. Close to the house is the family chapel.

Chavenage offers personal tours, usually conducted by the owner, David Lowsley-Williams. Son George and daughter Caroline (seen on John Bishop's Britain) are also guides. Visitors learn of the English Civil War and Chavenage through the ages. The legend of Chavenage is the story of Col. Nathaniel Stephens MP being cursed for his part in the execution of Charles I. The House is also used a conference, function and wedding venue. The family and house appeared in Grayson Perry's BAFTA winning documentary 'Taste' and more recently featured on Channel 4's 'You Can't Get the Staff'.

Chavenage has been used in films and for television programmes, including Barry Lyndon, The Ghost of Greville Lodge, a Hercule Poirot story The Mysterious Affair at Styles; a 'Gotcha' for Noel's House Party, The Barchester Chronicles; Berkeley Square; Cider with Rosie; Grace & Favour; The House of Eliott; Casualty and Dracula. From 2008 the house featured as Candleford Manor in the BBC's Lark Rise to Candleford. Scenes from Bonekickers, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, starring Eddie Redmayne and In Love with Barbara were shot at Chavenage in 2008. Recent credits include Rosamunde Pilcher's The Four Seasons, the BBC's Nightwatch and the CBBC's series Sparticles. Two productions have be shot at Chavenage in 2013, 'The Unknown Heart. based on a idea by Rosamunde Pilcher as well the historical drama 'New Worlds (Channel 4), starring Jamie Dornan. Chavenage is Trenwith House in the new adaption on Winston Graham's Poldark (2015 TV Series), starring Aidan Turner.

Other nearby buildings of interest are Beverston Castle, Highgrove House, Owlpen Manor and Calcot Manor Hotel.

See also

  • Nathaniel Stephens, whose story, and its headless coachman, gave rise to the most notable of Chavenage's ghost stories.

External links

  • Photos of Chavenage House and surrounding area on geograph
  • Chavenage House official website
  • Chavenage House on The Internet Movie Database

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