History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
What makes Horton Court so inriguing is that it represents one of the very few examples of an unfortified Norman domestic building in the country. Normally, the Normans built with defense firmly in mind, so domestic buildings were well fortified and might better resemble a castle than a house. Horton Court, on the other hand, seems to have escaped this approach entirely.
The manor was rebuilt in 1521 by William Knight, a prebendary of Salisbury. In the early 18th century an upper floor was added over the Norman hall, joining the hall and the house, and creating a Catholic chapel.
Note: The manor house is privately owned and not open to the public. The rectory and hall are well worth a trip, though!
About Horton Court
Address: Horton, Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England, BS37 6QR
Attraction Type: Historic Building
Location: Located on minor roads 3 miles north east of Chipping Sodbury.
Website: Horton Court
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
Photo Credit: Marion Dutcher, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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