Tickenhill Manor: Tickenhill House: Tickenhill Manor House: Manor of Tykenhull: Beaulieu Manor



  • Bewdley, Worcestershire
  • OSGB – SO 7846 7508
  • Grade II Listed Building


Royal manor house.

Seat of the Council of the Marches of Wales.


1066                            Given to Ralph de Mortimer by William I.

1154-1189                   During: Rebuilt by Henry II fro Prince Arthur.

1304                            Mentioned as being in ruins.

1336                            Repairs undertaken.

1461                            Became Crown property.

1461                            After: Edward IV gave it to his son, Prince Arthur.

1472                            New doors windows and repairs were made to the Manor.

1499                            May: Prince Arthur married Princess Katherine of Aragon at the Manor. She later became the wife of Henry VIII.

15th C                          Remains dating from.

1502                            April: Prince Arthur lay-in-state at the manor after his death, before being buried at Worcester Cathedral.

1525                            Workmen spent 18 weeks and £354 5s 5½d repairing the manor.

1525-1527                   Possibly visited by Princess Mary.

1582                            £59 14s 4d was spent on repairs. Sir Henry Sydney was in charge and he introduced a water supply to the house.

1603-1625                   Between: Given to Prince Henry of Wales.

1608                            Ralph Clare lived in the manor.

1615                            Autumn: Visited by James I.

1623                            Prince Henry of Wales let the house to Ralph Clare.

1641                            Practically in ruins.

1644                            Sir Thomas Lyttleton, a Royalist and Governor of Bewley, lived in the manor. Charles I held a Council of War in the manor for several days.

1650                            Furniture was sold to Mr. Hales of Bewley for £27 19s 6d.

17th C                          In a bad state.

1712                            The gatehouse and most of the house were standing.

1738                            Mostly demolished by Mr. Ingham and a Georgian mansion built.

1873                            Mr. Joseph Tangye bought it from the Crown.


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