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.