Abbot’s Court: Abbey’s Court: Manor of Little Hoo: Hoo Parva

  • Vicarage Lane, Hoo St. Werburgh, Kent.
  • OSGB – TQ794 720.
  • Monument Number – 416813.


Medieval moated site.

Held by Goodwin, Earl of Kent.

Held by King Harold.

Held by the Abbey of Boxley.


1066                 After: Held by Odo, Bishop of Bayeux

1189-1199         Between: Market granted by Richard I to Hugh Bardolf in exchange for the Manor of Bampton in Devon.

1216                 Granted by King John to Hubert de Burgh, Chief Justice of England, 1st Earl of Kent. Later the lands were confiscated and granted to Henry Grey and Hugh Poinz.

1244                 Lands inherited by Henry grey’s son, Sir Richard Grey.

1250                 Sir Richard Grey, Lord Grey died.

1347                 Held by John, Lord Grey of Codnor.

1360                 c: Edward III granted free warren to the Abbot and convent.

1392                 John, Lord Grey of Codnor died, and the manor was inherited by his grandson, Richard.

1418                 Richard, Lord Grey, died and the manor passed to Henry, Lord Grey.

1496                 Henry, Lord Grey died without issue and the manor was held by Lady Catherine Grey.

1521                 Lady Catherine Grey died, and the manor went to Sir John Zouche.

1529                 Sir John Zouche died, and it passed to Thomas Cornewall

1538                 Dissolved as part of the Reformation.

Thomas Cornewall died, and it passed to Sir Thomas Wyatt of Allington Castle.

1541                 Henry VIII granted the site to Sir Thomas Wyatt for a yearly rent of 48s 2d.

1543                 Sir Thomas Wyatt of Allington Castle conveyed the manor and Boxley Abbey to the Crown.

1552                 Edward VI granted it to Sir George Brook, Lord Cobham.

1606                 Henry, Lord Cobham was convicted of High Treason and his lands went to the Crown.

1606                 After: The lands were granted to Sir Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, later Lord Treasurer of England.

1612                 Sir Robert Cecil died and was succeed by his son William, Earl of Salisbury.

1629                 William, Earl of Salisbury granted the lands to Sir Edward Hales.

1654                 Sir Edward Hales died and his son, Sir Edward Hales inherited.

1663                 Sir Edward Hales, who was deeply in debt due to fighting for Charles I, left the country and his lands were held in trust by Sir John Tufton and Edward Hales, esq. They conveyed them to the 4th son of Sir Edward, Edward Villers.

1692                 Edward was created Viscount Villers of Dartford and Baron of Hoo.

1697                 Edward was created Earl of Jersey.

1711                 Edward died and his son William inherited the lands and titles.

1790                 Held by the Right Honourable George, Earl of Jersey.

1963                 Excavated.



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