Principal home of the Catesby family from 1375 to the first part of the 1600s. The manor was briefly confiscated in 1485 following the execution of William Catesby, a principle councilor to Richard III, who had been captured by Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth (22 August 1485). The manor next came to prominence when Robert Catesby (1573 – November 8, 1605), became the originator of the Gunpowder Plot to blow up James I and Parliament in 1605.
Barley Studio was founded by Keith Barley ACR in 1973 and has been at the forefront of developing techniques for the preservation of ancient glass since then. Their aim is to maintain the highest standards of artistry and craftsmanship in stained glass conservation and creation.