Hooke Court

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Venue Type & Location

Private Residence

Site Name: Hooke Court
Location: near Beaminster
County: Dorset
Location Type: Town - near town at determined location


Approx 1/4 m NW of Hooke, 4 m W of Beaminster.

Originally moated, a substantial manor house; earliest surviving remains are from 17th c.

Current Status

Residential education/adventure centre

History of the Venue

Seat of Humphrey Stafford, 1429-69

E wing (15th c.) demolished c. 1965 (only its plinth moulding survives), leaving only the 17th c. south wing. The only remaining 15th c. work is the
perpendicular canopy-work built into the south wall.

Patrons who owned this venue

Name Dates Titles
Blount, Charles 1563-1606 Knight , 8th Baron , Knight of the , 1st Earl of
Blount, James 1533-1581 Knight of the , 6th Baron
Leigh, Katherine 0-1576 Lady
Stafford, Humphrey 1439-1469 Baron , Knight , 15th Earl of

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