Medieval moated manor house with the island measuring 278.8ft by 216.5ft and the moat measuring 32.8ft wide.
1016-1035 Between: Documented.
1150-60 Possibly dates from but may be much earlier. Associated with Payne de Hemingford.
12th C Dating from: Bone crafted figure found.
12th C Held by the Turberville family.
13th C Acquired by John de Grey through marriage.
13th C Chapel licensed.
1321 Chapel recorded on site.
15th C Held by Reginald de Grey, Lord Hastings.
1485-1509 Inherited by Reginald de Grey’s son Edmund de Grey, Earl of Kent. He owed a lot of fees to the king and it was confiscated.
1534 Sold to Thomas Cromwell.
1540 Passed to Richard Cromwell .
1542 Richard Cromwell exchanged it for other manors.
16th C Alterations. Leased out.
17th C Leased out.
1721 Sold to James Mitchell
1799 Destroyed by fire.
18th C Alterations. South side wall was rebuilt and as additions to the north-west front.
1970 Field Investigation.
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