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English Manors, Castles and Estates Once Belonging to the Culpepers

In the list below, the Culpepers who were believed to be owners are identified, and if any are believed to be direct ancestors of the modern-day Culpeppers, the manor name is shown in bold.

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If photographs are available of the modern-day home on these sites, it is indicated parenthetically.

Alphabetically by Manor Name

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Arreton Manor, Arreton, Isle of Wight (Photo) . Once owned by King Edward I and later by Thomas, Second Lord Culpepper14, and then his daughter, Catherine Culpepper Fairfax.

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Astwood Manor, Feckenham, co. Worcester (Photos). John Culpeper of Astwood in Feckenham.

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Badsell Manor, Brenchley, Kent (Photos). Sir Thomas Culpeper6bh and his son Walter7b.

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(Great) Barnetts Manor, Leigh, Kent. Sir Thomas Culpeper6bh of Bayhall and his son, Thomas7bh.

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Bayhall Manor, Pembury, Kent (Photos). The oldest of the Culpeper manors, belonging successively to the first eight generations of known Culpepers, all of whom are direct ancestors of the modern day Culpeppers.

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Bedgebury Manor, Goudhurst, Kent (Photos). A Culpeper estate from 1425 to 1675, at Goudhurst, Kent. Ten generations of Culpepers, including Walter7b and Sir John8b, owned this magnificent home, now operated as a girl's school.

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Bletchenden Manor (Photo). Peter Culpeper8a down to Sir Thomas Culpeper16a, 3rd Baronet.

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Bockingfold Manor, Goudhurst, Kent. Thomas Culpeper10b, Esq. of Bedgebury, and his eldest son, Alexander Culpeper11b

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Borough (Brooke) Court, Ditton, Kent. The Aylesford Culpepers, from Walter Culpeper4 down to Richard Culpeper9a

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Brampton Manor, Ditton, Kent. Sir William Culpeper8a of Oxen Hoath down to the daughters of his son, Sir Richard Culpeper9a.

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Britains, Sevenoaks, Kent. Leased for 40 years by Thomas Culpeper10b, Esq., the son of Sir Alexander Culpeper9b of Bedgebury. No home can be found today, but Great Britain's Wood still stands.

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Brook Place, Riverhead, Kent (Photo). Built in the 16th century, probably by the Culpepers of Bedgebury.

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Buston Manor, Hunton, Kent (Photo). Sons of Thomas Culpeper10 of Bedgebury.

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Coursehorn (Copshorn) Manor, Cranbrook, Kent. Hellen Hendley, wife of Sir Thomas Culpeper10bh of Bedgebury, was the daughter of Walter Hendley of Copshorn.

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Dencrouch Manor, Pembury, Kent. Owned by Sir Alexander Culpeper9b of Bedgebury, before 1543, down through his great-grandson Sir Anthony Culpeper12b circa 1605.

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Ditton Manor, Ditton, Kent. Sir William Culpeper8a of Oxen Hoath down to the daughters of his son, Sir Richard Culpeper9a.

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Duke's Place, West Peckham, Kent (Photo)  The Culpepers of Oxen Hoath until Sir John7a gave it to the church in 1407.

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Eltham, Greater London (Kent). Sir Thomas Culpeper10b of Bedgebury.

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Fairlawn, Plaxtol (West Peckham), Kent (Photo). Walter Culpeper4a of Aylesford.

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Faversham Abbey and Convent, Faversham, Kent. Thomas Culpeper10b of Bedgebury.

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Ford Place, Wrotham, Kent (Photo). Elizabeth Culpeper, daughter of Walter Culpeper9w of Calais and Wigsell, born here.

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Fromans Manor, Hadlow, Kent. Sir Richard Culpeper9a of Oxen Hoath and his ancestors.

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Gallants Manor and Court, East Farleigh, Kent (Photo). Walter Culpeper4a of Aylesford and his sons.

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Glassenbury Manor, Cranbrook, Kent. Isabel Culpeper9bh, daughter of John Culpeper8bh of Bayhall, Hardreshull, and Bedgebury, was the second wife of Walter Roberts of Glassenbury.

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Godden Manor, Tenterden Kent. John 1st Lord Culpeper13w, John 3rd Lord Culpeper14w, and finally John Spencer Culpeper, Esq. of Charterhouse. Godden and Morghew were the last of the vast possessions of the Culpeper family, 

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Goldwell Manor, Hadlow, Kent. Sir Richard Culpeper9a of Oxen Hoath and his ancestors.

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Greenway Court, Hollingbourne, Kent (Photos). Owned by the Wigsell and Hollingbourne Culpepers, 1572-1719. The first Culpeper owner, Francis11, was the son of William10.

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Hackington (St. Stephens) Place, Canterbury, Kent (Photo). The Culpepers of Bedgebury: Sir Thomas13b and son Thomas14b, circa 1640-1675.

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Hall Place, East Barming, Kent (Photo). The Culpepers of Preston Hall, either Sir Jeffrey Culpeper5a or Sir William Culpeper6a

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Heronden Manor, Tenterden Kent (Photo). From Sir Thomas Culpeper6bh of Bayhall for seven generations down to Thomas Culpeper of Wigsell12w. The first five generations were direct ancestors of the modern-day Culpeppers.

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Hever Rectory, Hever, Kent. Thomas Culpeper10b of Bedgebury and his son Sir Alexander Culpeper of Bedgebury11b.

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Highlands Manor, Pembury, Kent. Owned by Sir Alexander Culpeper9b of Bedgebury, before 1543, down through his great-grandson Sir Anthony Culpeper12b circa 1605.

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Hollingbourne Manor, Hollingbourne, Kent (Photos). Owned by the Wigsell and Hollingbourne Culpepers from 1590 to 1719.

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Hunton Manor, Hunton, Kent (Photo). William Culpeper10 of Hunton and Wigsell.

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Kelsham Manor, Headcorn, Kent. Kelsham probably belonged to Sir Thomas Culpeper of Bedgebury10.

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Leeds Castle, Leeds, Kent (Photos). Owned by the Wigsell and Hollingbourne Culpepers from 1632 to 1719. One of the owners was Thomas, Second Lord Culpeper. The location and the appearance in every detail is the essence of a medieval castle. The grounds also contain Culpeper Garden.

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Lossenham Manor, Newenden, Kent (Photos). A estate owned by the Wigsell Culpeppers from 1490 to 1618, including Walter9, William10, and John11.

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Mascalls Court, Brenchley, Kent (Photo). Sir John Culpeper2, appears to have been the first owner and it was held for several generations by the direct ancestors of the modern-day Culpeppers.

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(Great) Maytham Hall, Rolvenden, Kent (Photos). Sir Thomas Culpeper of Bedgebury, the elder10b.and held by the Culpepers of Bedgebury for nearly two centuries.

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Mereworth Castle, Mereworth, Kent. Elizabeth Culpeper10b, wife of Sir Thomas Fane of Mereworth Castle

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Moatenden Manor, Headcorn, Kent. In 1549, it was conveyed to Sir Thomas Culpeper of Bedgebury10.

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Morghew Manor, Tenterden Kent (Photo). Owned by John 1st Lord Culpeper13, John 3rd Lord Culpeper14w, and finally John Spencer Culpeper, Esq. of Charterhouse. Godden and Morghew were the last of the vast possessions of the Culpeper family, 

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Naylands in Balcombe, West Sussex (Photo). Naylands, near Wakehurst Place, was the home of four generations of the Culpepers of Wakehurst.

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Offham Manor, Offham, Kent. Sir Richard Culpeper9a of Oxen Hoath.

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Old Soar, Plaxtol, Kent (Photo).  Walter Culpeper4a of Aylesford and his descendants.

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Oxen Hoath Manor, Hadlow, Kent (Photos).  Sir John Culpeper7a of Oxen Hoath down to Margaret Culpeper10a, daughter of Richard Culpeper9a of Oxen Hoath.

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Paddockhurst, Turners Hill, West Sussex (Photo). The Wakehurst Culpepers. Eventually sold by William Culpeper the Wastrel.

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Peckhams Manor, Hadlow, Kent.  Sir Richard Culpeper9a of Oxen Hoath and his ancestors.

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Penshurst Park, Penshurst Kent. Thomas Culpeper10b, Esq.

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Pepingstraw Manor, Offham, Kent. Sir Richard Culpeper9a of Oxen Hoath.

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Preston Hall, Aylesford, Kent (Photos). The Culpepers of Preston Hall, who owned the manor for over four centuries, spanned 16 generations, from Sir Thomas Culpeper3bh (1251-1305) to Alicia Culpeper18a (1641-1734).  This grand old home, rebuilt in the 19th century by a railroad baron, is now part of a hospital.

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Prigles Manor, Pembury, Kent. Owned by Sir Alexander Culpeper9b of Bedgebury, before 1543, down through his great-grandson Sir Anthony Culpeper12b circa 1605.

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Queenscourt Manor, Rainham, Kent. Sir Richard Culpeper15p of Preston Hall, 2nd Baronet.

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Ramhurst Manor, Leigh, Kent (Photo). Walter Culpeper4a and several generations of his descendants.

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Rowley Farm, Crawley, West Sussex (Photo). Possibly owned by Thomas Culpeper9wk of Crawley, son of Nicholas8wk, son of Walter7bh.

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St. Stephens (Hackington) Place, Canterbury, Kent (Photo). The Culpepers of Bedgebury: Sir Thomas13b and son Thomas14b, circa 1640-1675.

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Scotsgrove Manor, Ash, Kent. The Culpepers of Bayhall circa 1420-1460, during the Reign of Henry VI: Sir Thomas6, Nicholas7 and Joyce (Culpeper) Lewknor8.

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Sifletone Manor, Ditton, Kent. Sir William Culpeper8a of Oxen Hoath down to the daughters of his son, Sir Richard Culpeper9a.

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Snodbeane Manor, Offham, Kent. Sir Richard Culpeper9a of Oxen Hoath.

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Stansted Manor, Stansted, Kent. Sir William Culpeper8a of Aylesford.

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Summerhill Manor, Headcorn, Kent (Photo). Summer Hill probably belonged to Sir Thomas Culpeper of Bedgebury10b.

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Swanton Court, Mereworth, Kent  Owned by the Culpepers of Oxen Hoath until Sir John7a gave it to the church in 1407.

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Tonbridge Rectory, Tonbridge, Kent. Sir Alexander Culpeper11b of Bedgebury.

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Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, West Sussex (Photos). The Culpepers of Wakehurst owned this home for about 250 years. The Wakehurst Culpeper progenitor, Nicholas8wk, is the son of Walter7, a direct ancestor of the modern-day Culpeppers.

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Wainscot Manor, Frindsbury, Kent. Walter Culpeper4a or his son Sir Jeffrey Culpeper5a down to Sir Thomas Culpeper15a.

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Whitley Forest, Sevenoaks, Kent. Thomas Culpeper10b, Esq. of Bedgebury.

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(Great) Wigsell Manor, Salehurst, East Sussex (Photos). Wigsell was purchased in 1348 by Sir John5 and was held by seven generations of Culpepers who are direct ancestors of the modern-day Culpeppers.

Last Revised: 10 Nov 2010

 

 
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