Cowdray Heritage

The magnificent ruins are set in the stunning landscape of Cowdray Park.

The Cowdray Ruins are one of England’s most important early Tudor houses and Cowdray is known to have been visited by both King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. In September 1793, whilst undergoing repairs and refurbishments for the impending marriage of the 8th Viscount Montague, a devastating fire took hold and most of the property was destroyed. The Kitchen Tower is the only part of the mansion to remain intact.

Cowdray Celebrates

Heritage Open Days

Hidden Nature

A walk around Cowdray's veteran trees

To celebrate Heritage Open Days, Nina Williams Cowdray’s Head Forester has created two walks to showcase some of Cowdray’s most historic trees.

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Celebrating heritage open days

Robert May, The Accomplisht Cook

In Celebration of Robert May the Cowdray Farm Shop have produced a modern version of a recipe that originally appeared in The Accomplisht Cook in the 1600’s.

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The History of the Ruins

Since 1793 it largely remained untouched however the 1st Viscount Cowdray commissioned a restoration project between 1909-1914 when St John Hope was asked to report on Cowdray, Easebourne Priory and St Anne’s Hill.

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Photoshoots & Filming

Cowdray Heritage welcomes film crews to the Tudor Kitchen. The main area of the site is not currently unavailable for filming.

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Please note that drones, UAVs, model planes and helicopters are not permitted into, or allowed to be used in or over the Heritage site and environs.

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The Tower Room

Viscountess Cowdray, an artist and sculptress herself, has overseen the refurbishment of the Tower Room into a magnificent Renaissance Art Studio. It is an amazing ancient hexagonal space, secreted away near the top of a romantic tower. Viscountess Cowdray is keen for others to share her passion for art

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