Cadhay


Cadhay

infobox UK place

country = England
latitude = 50.758722
longitude = -3.293839
official_name = Cadhay
shire_county = Devon
shire_district = East Devon
region = South West England
post_town = OTTERY ST. MARY
postcode_district =EX11
postcode_area = EX
dial_code = 01404
constituency_westminster= East Devon

Cadhay is an Elizabethan manor house situated in Ottery St Mary in Devon, 10 miles east of Exeter and 5 miles from the sea at Sidmouth.

The house is built around a central courtyard and stands within extensive grounds. It was built by John Haydon, who had married an heiress of the de Cadhay family, in 1550 on the site of an earlier house although he retained that earlier building's Great Hall which dates back to 1420. Haydon's nephew Robert subsequently added a long gallery, a feature of late 16th century housebuilding, closing in the south side of the house to form a courtyard.

There are four statues of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Queen Mary and Elizabeth I which stand over the doors in the courtyard; they were carved in 1617.

External links

* [http://www.cadhay.org.uk Cadhay House]


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