Medieval moated fortified manor house, drawbridge, gatehouse, portcullis, manorial chapel. The gatehouse has polygonal stair turrets, and the moat is dry.
The site has never been an actual priory
Built by the Clifton family.
1086 c: Held by Torald de Lisoriis.
* The Cressy family inherited it from Torald de Lisoriis.
1215 King John stayed at the site.
1216 King John stayed at the site.
1216-1272 During: Henry III stayed at the site.
1226 Chapel mentioned in a Papal Bull.
1244 Held by the Crown when forfeited by the Countess of Eu.
1280 Edward I stayed at the site.
1291 Edward I stayed at the site.
1403 Sir John Clifton died, he had married Katherine Cressy.
1455 Chapel confirmed.
16th C Buildings, gatehouse, built of brick.
1653 After: Fell to ruin.
1829 Rebuilt by the Mellish family.
1959 Field Investigation.
1974 Field Investigation.
2006-2007 Watching Brief.