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Stable Courtyard and Rose Garden

The fifth baronet, Sir Thomas Cave, husband of Margaret Verney and grandson of Sir Roger Cave, added the Stables Courtyard in 1737.

It is said “to what his predecessors began, he, in the year 1737, added a large pile of building, consisting of two quadrangles and containing all kinds of convenient offices requisite to a country seat, and made many alterations and additions of a kitchen garden, plantations, water etc in the Park”. He also widened the river Avon into a lake on which he kept a “sloop or two of his own building”.

The Stables Courtyard houses The Percy Pilcher display dedicated to early flight (see Collections).

The Stables Courtyard now includes ten modernized bedrooms, sittings rooms and event spaces, which are available for weddings and events.