Caring for Coughton

Caring for Coughton Court goes on all year round. Some of it is very visible but much of it goes on behind the scenes. We hope to allow you to see more of it in the future.

Dole gate at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Visitors have helped us restore one of our most treasured items

Thanks to the help of our wonderful visitors we’ve managed to raise enough money through the sales of our raffle tickets to send the dole gate off for conservation in March 2020. Bits and pieces have been knocked off it over the years and its covered in little holes from a historic woodworm attack. The conservators will consolidate the woodworm and patch up the losses for us, so we can safely display it again for everyone to see.

Winter Conservation at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Overwinter Conservation at Coughton Court

You might think that conservation takes a rest whilst the house is closed for the winter but he house team are super busy and are deep into our annual clean. Read on to find out what they are up to.

Reflections on Westminster Pool, Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Westminster pool at Coughton Court

The bank between Gentleman's walk and Westminster pool, which was being eroded, has been restored. You can now enjoy a stroll along it again.

Long case clock at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Restored thanks to the property raffle

The ticking and chiming is music to our ears. Listen out and enjoy it too.

Photographing our collection at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Caring about recording at Coughton

Photographing our collection is very important for its security and condition.

Inventory at Coughton Court

Inventory compiling at Coughton Court

Our annual inventory update is so important to make sure that all the contents are looked after.

Winding the clocks at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Clocks at Coughton Court

Our Conservation team take great care of our clocks. Take a close look at them.

Identifying pests at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

Caring about pests at Coughton

We check pest traps quarterly and winter is no exception, although it is a quiet time for pests.