The outing to Brockworth Court took place on the evening of Friday July 5.
The original house was granted to Llanthony Secunda Priory in the 12th Century and remained as a Prior’s residence until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1540, when it was granted to the Guise family by Henry VIII. (Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn are noted as having visited in August 1535.)
Brockworth Court Tithe Barn was built in about the 13th century, with its size indicative of the wealth of Llanthony Priory at the time. The barn was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1996 and rebuilt using traditional materials and methods. The restoration work was granted an award by the CPRE.
The gardens are an attraction in themselves (they are open occasionally for the National Garden Scheme).
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