Snowshill Manor

Built in the 15th century and extended several times since, Snowshill Manor owes its current form to many people but above all to Charles Paget Wade, who restored it to house his collection, displaying what were to him the essentials of colour, design and craftsmanship.

Nestling in  the head of a Cotswold valley, Snowshill Manor has the stature of an idyllic country house. The manor of Snowshill has a long history and was first recorded when the King of Mercia gave it to Winchcombe Abbey in 821 AD. After the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century, another monarch, Henry VIII, included it in his dowry to Catherine Parr. After a succession of somewhat less regal owners and tenants, Charles Wade purchased it in 1919. He spent three years restoring it in order that anyone with an interest in design and craftsmanship could marvel at and learn from his collection. The extent of his achievement can be seen today in the huge number of items on show in the twenty rooms of the manor house.*

Garden View


*From the Snowshill Manor and Garden guidebook 2010 edition.

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 18th 2014

10 Responses to “Snowshill Manor and garden”

  1. ubermouth says:

    Who wouldn’t love living there?

  2. james higham says:

    The way you capture colour is stunning, Cherie.

  3. rusty duck says:

    We visited a few years ago, I love this place.

  4. Astrid says:

    Beautiful garden. Love the pigeon’s house, the last picture.

  5. J_on_tour says:

    From the look of the first photo, it seems a great place for the camera, nice shot.