Post Medieval Manor House to NE of Church

Description of this historic site

The site of a Post Medieval manor house. The house is no longer standing and earthworks in this area may represent its remains. The site lies 100m east of the church at Willoughby.

Notes about this historic site

1 The only remains on the site of the house which once stood in Brook’s Close are the pillars of the forecourt entry, which would denote the class of structure which formerly stood here. In many houses in the village are remains of carved oak doors, shutters etc, probably from the house. This was probably the residence of the Clarkes and possibly of their ancestors, the Hamunds. Those who recollect the building (which has been taken down about fifty years) state it to have been of most ancient appearance.
2 No trace remains of the house and part of the field has modern bungalows on it. The rest of the field is uneven and the earthworks may be the remains of the manor house or other buildings connected with it.

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