First World War diary deciphered at Coughton Court

The 16th-century Gate Tower on the West Front at Coughton Court, Warwickshire

The First World War diary of Lieutenant Colonel Richard Courtenay Throckmorton has been on display at Coughton Court for years.

Yet its contents had remained a mystery due to Throckmorton's largely illegible handwriting.
In 2014, staff and volunteers finally managed to unlock its secrets. The first-hand account includes insights into trench warfare training and conditions while in action.
The Throckmorton family have lived at Coughton Court for 600 years and are still resident to this day. Tour the house and estate to discover the story of their fortunes through the ages.