Greys Court National Trust

Greys Court National Trust

Magnificent Tudor house associated with the lords of the manor of Rotherfield Greys and once home to Ian Fleming’s mother.

There has been a manor at Greys Courtsince the 11th century – it was the principal residence of the lords of the manor of Rotherfield Greys near Henley-on-Thames. It lies almost in the middle of the ancient parish and was built on a hillside terrace overlooking the valley to the south. The current house was built by Sir Francis Knollys prior to Queen Elizabeth’s proposed visit to Greys Court in 1574. The house then had a triple-gabled range, built of rendered flint, brick, dressed stone and salvaged materials – much of which is still visible despite many alterations. The re-use of materials indicates that earlier buildings were destroyed to clear the site for the new one. The house was extensively renovated by the National Trust during 2008-2009. The roof timbers were confirmed to be the originals and have been aged to 1575-76. You can enjoy a 2 mile walk around the estate through classic Chilterns scenery.

Accessibility/terrain/walk info

2 mile stile-free walk around the Estate

Facilities & accessibility

Ground floor largely accessible, no access to other floors. Garden partly accessible.

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