Christopher Charles Lyttelton, 12th Viscount Cobham

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The Viscount Cobham
Born Christopher Charles Lyttelton
(1947-10-23) 23 October 1947 (age 71)
Title The Honourable (1949–2006)
Residence Hagley Hall, Worcestershire (family seat)
Predecessor John Lyttelton, 11th Viscount Cobham
Heir Hon. Oliver Lyttelton
Spouse(s) Teresa Readman
Issue Hon. Oliver Christopher Lyttelton, Hon. Sophie Emma Lyttelton
Parents Charles Lyttelton, 10th Viscount Cobham
Elizabeth Alison Makeig-Jones

Christopher Charles Lyttelton, 12th Viscount Cobham (born 23 October 1947) is a British nobleman and peer from the Lyttelton family in the United Kingdom.

The second son of the 10th Viscount Cobham, Lyttlelton inherited the title on 13 July 2006 on the death of his elder brother, John Lyttelton, 11th Viscount Cobham, who had no children. He also inherited the family seat Hagley Hall, near Stourbridge in Worcestershire, which was in disrepair. His predecessor, the 11th Viscount, had managed to ease some of the debt by selling off land surrounding the house but the estate still faced mounting debts. He initiated restoration and conservation works around the dilapidated areas of the main house and the redevelopment of the park surrounding the house in cooperation with English Heritage and Natural England.[1][2] Lord Cobham and his wife live in part of the main house while the rest is open to the public and available for hire as a weddings and events venue.

He was educated at Eton, where his father had been before him.

He married Teresa Mary (Tessa) Readman, daughter of Colonel Alexander George Jeremy Readman and Mary Kay Curtis, in 1973. They have two children:

  • Hon. Oliver Christopher Lyttelton (born 1976); heir apparent
  • Hon. Sophie Emma Lyttelton (born 1978); married with children[3]

The 6th Duke of Westminster was his first cousin.

As of 2008, Lord Cobham was working as a financial consultant at the accountancy firm Smith & Williamson in London.[4] He enjoys flying gliders.[5]


  1. ^ "The Guardians of Hagley Hall". The English Home. 6 August 2013. Archived from the original on 2015-04-19.
  2. ^ "Hagley Hall parkland restoration scheme shortlisted for heritage award". Stourbridge News. 27 August 2014.
  3. ^ Lundy, Darryl (16 February 2011). "Christopher Charles Lyttelton, 12th Viscount Cobham". p. 968 §i9675. Retrieved 10 May 2017. [self-published source]
  4. ^ Watton, Lee (15 January 2008). "Hall or nothing for new Lord Cobham". Express & Star. Archived from the original on 25 November 2010.
  5. ^ Jenkins, Melissa (2009). "Lasham Nationals 2009". Archived from the original on 29 March 2012.
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Lyttelton
Viscount Cobham
Heir apparent:
Hon. Oliver Christopher Lyttelton

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