Shardelowes Manor

  • Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire
  • Scheduled Monument – Monument Number 1172423
  • Cropmark of a Medieval moat covering 12 acres.


1220                            Owned by Thomas of Barrow, who inherited it from his father, Bartram.

1252                            Thomas Barrow died and his daughter, Maud inherited the manor.

1275                            c: William Gifford, Maud’s husband, held the manor.

1300-1303                   c: William Gifford died.

1344                            Shardelowe, a Knight and Justice of the Common Pleas died and his grandson, Edmund inherited the manor, followed by John his younger son.

1377                            Sir Thomas Shardelowe died.

1378                            The manor passed to Thomas’ grandson, Sir John Shardelowe.

1387                            John Pelham captured and plundered the manor.

1391                            Sir John Shardelowe died and his son, Robert, an infant, inherited the manor.

1432                            Robert Shardelowe died without issue and Thomas Brewes, grandson of Robert’s sister, Joan, inherited the manor.

1433                            Thomas Brewes sold the manor to Joan, Lady Bergavenny.

15 C                            Hall.

1600                            c: Floor added to Hall, parlour cross wing and chimney stack added.

1997                            Watching Brief by Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological Field Unit.

1999-2001                   Surveyed by Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological Field Unit.

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