Sutton Court: Southetown


Sutton Court Archways.
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  • Bishop’s Sutton, Somerset
  • Grade II Listed Building.


Fortified manor house built on the site of a fourteenth century castle and incorporates the original Pele tower into the north front.


14th C                            Built.

1450                              Altered and extended.

1558                              Altered and extended for Elizabeth (Bess) Hardwick by William de Sutton.

1558                              c: Bess of Hardwick and Sir William St. Loe, her third husband, added the north wing.

1608                              Bess of Hardwick died and her son, Charles Cavendish inherited.

1650-1700                     c: Owned by Richard Jones and his son, Sir William Jones, Attorney General of England.

1700                              c: Altered and extended.

18th C                            Battlements added to the pele tower.

1858-1860                     Restored by T. H. Wyatt.

1800                              c: Owned by the Strachey family.

1965                              Field Investigation.

20th C                            Apartments.



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