Littlecote House - Added to Historic Buildings in South West

I have just added this to the map of places to fly your drone at Drone Scene:

Land owner permission not required.

Parking / TOAL: 51.432341, -1.566057

Parking is free and easily accessible to the west of the house (see coordinates above).

Littlecote is not one house but three, the earliest dating back to around 1250. The medieval manor was built by the de Calstone family which in 1415 was passed to the Darrell family who added the Tudor manor. The Pophams acquired the house from the Darrells in 1589 and added the Elizabethan manor.

Because of an alleged curse placed on the house, in 1762 there was no male Popham heir. The heiress, Anne Popham, married General William Leyborne and their son Edward William Leyborne had to add the name Popham to his own in order to inherit.

Much of the house as it exists today was constructed by this family in the laye 16th century. The house remained in the hands of the Leyborne Pophams until 1929 when it was sold to the Wills family. They sold it to the entrepreneur Peter de Savary in 1986. It was bought in 1996 by Warner Holidays, part of the Bourne Leisure Group, who built the present hotel in 1997.

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 17/06/2023. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.