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This historic Elizabethan house, home of the Lowsley-Williams family, contains much of interest to the discerning visitor. During the tour of the house, usually conducted by a member of the family, visitors can see the tapestry rooms and furniture and relics of the Cromwelllian period.

Chavenage featured in the BBC's 'The Curious House Guest' and was also used as a location in the recent BBC drama 'Dracula'. Chavenage doubles as Candleford Manor in the BBC's costume drama 'Lark Rise to Candleford'. Chavenage was also used in the BBC series 'Bonekickers' and in some scenes from 'Tess of the D'Ubervilles'.

During the Civil War (1641-49) Chavenage was owned by Colonel Nathaniel Stephens, M.P. for Gloucestershire who was persuaded by Oliver Cromwell, to whom he was related by marriage, to vote for the King's impeachment. Soon after the King was beheaded, Colonel Stephens died and it is said that his ghostly form was seen being driven away from Chavenage by a headless coachman wearing the Royal vestments.

General Information:

  • Plentiful parking

  • Groups and coach parties welcome by appointment

  • Refreshments available for groups by prior arrangement

  • Will open on any day at anytime throughout the year for groups over 15 persons.

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  • Directions

    2 miles north west of Tetbury.
    7 miles south easr of Stroud.
    Signed from Tetbury and off the A46.

    Chavenage Postcode for SatNav: GL8 8XP


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