Chavenage House



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Numerous TV programmes and films have been shot at this beautiful, Elizabethan house. It served as Candleford Manor in the BBC’s Lark Rise to Candleford, appeared in Tess of the D’Ubervilles in 2008, and plays Trenwith in Poldark. Built in 1576, the Elizabethan house contains stained glass from the 16th century and even earlier, as well as fine furniture and tapestries. Chavenage is a typical Elizabethan E-shaped house, with a central porch and two projecting bays. The main door also has a sanctuary ring and a spy hole, which probably came from the priory. With its tall windows containing late-medieval glass, its fine 16th-century screen and the minstrels’ gallery above it, the main hall retains the atmosphere of Elizabeth’s reign. At the bottom of the stairs there is a memorial chest which dates from the beginning of the 17th century, while the ballroom has fine court cupboards and Cromwellian chairs upholstered in leather. The present chapel was built in the early years of the 19th century, but it contains a lovely Elizabethan monument and an important Saxon font.

Chavenage House
Chavenage,TETBURY,GL8 8XP


  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Facilities: Disabled parking at front door
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open May-Sep, Thu, Sun and BHs 2-5 (last tour 4). Also Easter Sun and Mon. Other days throughout the year by appointment only for groups 20+

About the area

Discover Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.

Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.


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