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Clovelly Court Gardens, Clovelly

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Clovelly Court is a privately owned country house situated in Clovelly, Devon. The house and adjacent stable block are Grade II listed buildings.
The manor of Clovelly was for over 600 years owned by the Cary family but in 1738 the estate was sold to locally born Lincoln's Inn lawyer Zachary Hamlyn (1677-1759). He rebuilt the old manor house in 1740, but this was burnt down in 1789 and rebuilt in the Gothic style by his successor. On his death he left the property to his great-nephew James Hammet (1735–1811) who changed his name to Hamlyn. He married Arabella Williams, a Carmarthenshire heiress, and was created a baronet in 1795 (see Hamlyn-Williams baronets). In that year he carried out substantial improvements to the house.
The 4,600-acre estate passed on the death of the 3rd and last baronet in 1861 to his son Neville and then following his early death to the baronet's eldest daughter Susan Hester Hamlyn-Williams who married Henry Fane, creating the Hamlyn-Fane family.
The house and estate remain in the family and are managed by the Hon. John Rous (born 1950), great-great-grandson of Susan Hester Hamlyn-Fane, great-grandson of Prime Minister H. H. Asquith and son of the 5th Earl of Stradbroke.
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  • Went as part of a ticket to the village. Walled garden grows a variety of organic fruit and veg but little to see in September to justify an entry fee. Entry sign mentions a woodland walk but no...  more »
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