Huddington Court

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Huddington Court is a 15th century manor house in Worcestershire, England, six miles east of Worcester. It is surrounded by a moat with a bridge and is painted white on the outside with prominent black beams on all walls. It has been described by Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as 'the most picturesque house in Worcestershire'. Thomas Wintour (or Winter) and his brother Robert Wintour grew up in the house. The house is a private residence and is not open to the public.

The Gunpowder Plot

The plans of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605 were conceived in Huddington Court. Today there are portraits of Robert Catesby and other plotters around the house.

Three priest holes are in the building. The first is on the ground floor where a floorboard can be removed in what is now the study to reveal a spiral staircase down to a fairly large sized room. The room itself is bare and shabby, but it was only meant for hiding. It was the most easily accessible room, but also the easiest for the authorities to find.

The second secret room is found on the third and top floor. In the furthest room of the house, now a bedroom, a part of the wall can be removed. This part of the wall was originally a set of bricks which came out as a whole, but it is now a plank of wood made to look like the wall behind it. The hole revealed is big enough for a man to crawl through. This room...
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