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Cadhay, Ottery St. Mary, Devon

Ottery St. Mary

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Cadhay is a unique and lovely Manor House, standing in a magnificent garden, with herbaceous borders and yew hedges and looks out over the original mediaeval fish ponds, which may have been used by the brothers and Canons of lovely Collegiate Church of St Mary of Ottery.

Cadhay is mentioned in the reign of Edward I. The main part of the present house was built in 1550 by a John Haydon, probably using a lot of stone, timber and glass from Ottery and Dunkerswell Abbey after the dissolution by Henry VIII in 1545. He retained the great hall of the earlier house and the fine timber roof (1420 - 1470) can still be seen. An Elizabethan Long Gallery was added by Robert Haydon, thus forming the unique courtyard with statues of sovereigns on each side.



Months Open: Every Friday: May to September
Also late spring and summer Bank Holiday Sat/Sun & Monday
2pm - 5.30pm. Last admissions 4.15pm.
Contact Name for Groups: Jayne Covell - 01404 813 511
Admission Price: Adults: 7.00 - House Tour; Garden only - 3.00
Children: 3.00 - House Tour: Garden only - 1

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