Medieval building and ditch.
1272 Manor held by Thomas de Bikenore, falconer to Edward I.
* Thomas de Bikenore granted tenancy the manor to Henry Nasard, and it included ‘The grant noted that the manor included a house, courtyard, garden, lands, meadows, pastures, woods and enclosures, ditches and the use of a mill.’ (Cockett 2012).
1319 Henry Nasard bough the manor.
1322 Possibly: Held by the Northwood family.
1327 Henry Nasard died.
1379 John de Northwood died, and the Manor was purchased by John, Duke of Lancaster.
1384 Manor given to Simon de Burley by Richard II.
1390 The manor was confiscated after Simon de Burley was accused of High Treason.
1535 Held by the Crown and tenanted to Sir Christopher Hales.
1551 Held by Sir Thomas Cheney.
1558 Sir Thomas Cheney died; his son Henry Cheney succeeded him.
1559 Henry Cheney gave the manor to Richard Thornhill and Wolstan Dyke Skinner, of London. To be continued through the family of Richard Thornhill.
1569 The manor house was reported as being in ruins.
1575 Richard Thornhill died, and his son Samuel Thornhill inherited.
* Samuel Thornhill died, and he was succeeded by his second son Sir John Thornhill.
1659 The manor house was in ruins in the woods.
1660-1685 Between: Sir John Thornhill granted the manor to Sir John Banks.
1699 Sir John Banks died, and his daughter Elizabeth inherited. She was then married to the Hon. Heneage Finch, son of the Earl of Nottingham.
1719 Sir Heneage Finch, baron of Guernsey, and earl of Aylesford, died and the manor went to Heneage, Earl of Aylesford.
19th C Held by the Romilly Family, including the 4th Baron Romilly.