North Cadbury Court
North Cadbury Court is an impressive English manor house build about 1581, by Sir Francis Hastings, 2nd Earl of Huntington, K.G. Formerly it was the baronial residence of the ancient lords of Cadbury. It is a large noble edifice, having the northern portion of the Elizabethan style, with bay windows and gables. After Francis's wife Magdalene died in 1596, he has sold the court with the rest of the manor to Matthew Ewens, a baron of the exchequer. After his death in 1598, the North Cadbury estate passed to Matthew Ewnes, a great-nephew, who died in 1629. The house and estate was subsequently bought by Richard Newman in 1640. It was in ownership of the Newman family until around 1796 when it was bought by the Bennett family. Around 1800 the courtyard was turned into a ballroom and the south façade rebuilt in Georgian style.
In 1910 North Cadbury Court was bought by Sir Archibald Langman and it remains in his family. In 1938 Sir Archibald was High Sheriff of Somerset. After his death it was inherited by his daughter and son-in-law and to be owned by the Montgomery family. North Cadbury Court has been designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building and is one of the finest manor houses in South West England.