Medieval moat and manorial complex, rectangular moat covering 1 acre, with the eastern side of the moat formed by the River Kennett, he moat measuring approximately 49 ft wide on its north, south and west sides.
1086 The manor passed from Eddeva to Count Alan of Brittany.
1161-1163 Held by Geoffrey le Franceis.
1178 Held by Walter le Franceis.
1220-1236 Held by Everard le Franceis.
1270 Alan le Franceis held free warren over the manor
1302 Alan’s widow, Amice, held the manor.
1316 Amice le Franceis still held the manor.
1327-1332 Held by Sir Matthew of Bassingbourn. Aerial Photograph.
1332 Held by Sir Matthew’s son, Sir John.
1348 Sir John Bassingbourn held the manor.
1345 Sir John had settled the manor on his son, Richard and his wife Anne.
1372-1375 Between: Sir Richard died.
1375 Anne and her second husband, Roger Newant, held the manor.
1389 Until: Occupied by Roger Newant. He leased it for £10 a year to Robert Bassingbourn.
1391 Robert died and his sisters, Joan and Maud succeeded him.
1415 Maud released her share to Joan for the remainder of her life.
1422 Joan and her husband, Raynell, sold it to John, Lord Tiptoft.
1443 John, Lord Tiptoft died and his widow, Joyce, held it.
1446 Joyce died and her son, John, Earl of Worcester, inherited.
1452 Timber was supplied for repairs to the manor.
1470 John, Earl of Worcester, died, and it went to his son, Earl Edward.
1485 Edward died without issue and it went to his father’s sisters Isabella, and Philippa, Lady Roos, wife of Sir Thomas Lovell.
* Sir Thomas Lovell died and it went to his nephew, Sir Francis Lovell.
1552 Sir Francis Lovell died and his son, Sir Thomas Lovell, inherited.
1567 Sir Thomas Lovell died and left it to his widow, Elizabeth, for life, and then to his son, Sir Thomas.
16C New manor house built on the site.
1669 Owned by Sir John Russell.
1674 Leased by Benjamin Clarke and recorded as having 9 hearths.
1684 Sir John Russell’s widow sold it to Samual Clarke, Lord of Snailwell.
1719 Samual Clarke died and his son, Sir Robert, inherited.
1746 Sir Robert died and his son, Sir Samuel, inherited.
1757 Sir Samuel Clarke sold it to John Swale.
1797 Bought by John Thorpe.
1804 John Thorpe died and it became part of the Chippenham Estate.
1939-1945 World War II: A bomb landed in the moat and covered the front of the manor in mud.
1976 Field Investigation.