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Clifford Manor

Gazetteer No. G0315

Date 1919-21

Address Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 8HU England


The Manor House, in enclosed grounds behind iron gates, a little s of the church. A pre-Conquest manor later owned by the monks of Gloucester, for whom an impressive timber-framed grange was built in the c15 or c16. Later additions included a n range built for the Dighton family c. 1700, and a s wing added by Tudor Owen for John Gratrix after 1903. In 1909 the house was purchased by Kathleen Wills, shortly before her marriage to Dr Edward Douty (†1911). The whole was gutted by fire in 1918 but afterwards rebuilt by Lutyens, 1919–22. This included a replacement guest house in the style of the c15 grange, but this was demolished in the 1950s along with other Lutyens extensions to the house. What remains is the broad brick façade of the Dightons’ house with a Lutyens interior, largely in empathy with the pre-fire house. Galleried entrance hall. Several c16 to c18 chimneypieces brought in. summerhouse by Edward Douty, c. 1910. (Williamson et al, 2019, p.191)


Pickford, C. and Pevsner, N. (2016) Warwickshire. The Buildings of England. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Also Cited In

MOGG, R., 1928. COUNTRY HOMES, GARDENS OLD & NEW: CLIFFORD MANOR–II. GLOUCESTERSHIRE. THE PROPERTY OF MRS. REES MOGG. Country Life (Archive : 1901 – 2005), 44(1647), pp. 200-207.

MOGG, R., 1928. COUNTRY HOMES, GARDENS OLD & NEW: CLIFFORD MANOR–I. Country Life (Archive : 1901 – 2005), 64(1646), pp. 168-175.

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