Harvington Hall

  • Harvington, Worcestershire
  • OSGB – SO 8775 7443
  • Scheduled Monument – moat and fishponds.
  • Grade I Listed Building – House.
  • Grade II Listed Buildings – Chapel, malthouse, south bridge.


Fortified manor house with a bridge across the moat and fishponds.

Many Priest Holes in the house.


1260                            Moated island dug.

1580’s                         c: Built by Humphrey Pakington.

16th C                          Remodelled and refaced.

1644                            Pillaged by Parliament.

1696                            Passed to the Throckmorton family of Coughton Court, Warwickshire.

1743                            The old chapel was replaced by a larger one.

18th C                          Refaced.

19th C                          Stripped of furniture and paneling.

1923                            Purchased for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham.

1936                            Wall paintings were discovered under whitewash.

1986-1987                   Chapel restored.

1994                            Excavated by City of Hereford Archaeology Unit.

1994                            Watching Brief by R. Stone, City of Hereford Archaeology Unit.

2001                            Watching Brief by M. Duncan, Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit.



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