The gatehouse is all that survives of the moated manor that was Rye House. Home to Katherine Parr, Henry VIII’s sixth wife, for some twelve years when she was a child, the house later gained infamy as the setting for the Rye House Plot, a failed plan to assassinate Charles II.
The gatehouse is open to the public a few days per year; and can be viewed from the outside, in its country setting, all year round.
The Tudor Travel Guide's article Rye House: Childhood Home of Katherine Parr
Tudor Times' in-depth feature on Katherine Parr
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