DiCamillo Companion

Courtfield (Greenfield)

  • House & Family History: The future Henry V (then Harry of Monmouth) was supposedly nursed at Greenfield (as it was then called) in the 1380s by Lady Margaret Montague. The Vaughan family, who came to Courtfield in the 1560s, became one of the most important recusant Roman Catholic families in the county after the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Cardinal Herbert Vaughan, who was born here in 1832, was squire of Courtfield from 1880 until 1903. In 1950 Major J.H. Vaughan sold the House and grounds to the Mill Hill Missionaries, the order founded by Cardinal Vaughan, and the family moved into the Dower House (they retained ownership of the Estate). Courtfield, together with 50 acres, was sold in 2004 at auction by the Mill Hill Missionaries, who were finding the House increasingly expensive to maintain.

  • Title: Burke's & Savills Guide to Country Houses, Volume II: Herefordshire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire
    Author: Reid, Peter
    Year Published: 1980
    Publisher: London: Burke's Peerage
    ISBN: 0850110319
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: William Vaughan, early 19th century; Cardinal Herbert Vaughan, 1880-1903; Major J.H. Vaughan, mid-20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No


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