Site of Gatehouse near Moated Site, Fulbrook.

Description of this historic site

Documentary evidence suggests that this is the site of the gatehouse of a Medieval manor house which may now be incorporated into the present farmhouse. It lies 400m south of the right-angle bend on the Sherbourne to Hampton Lucy road.

Notes about this historic site

1 In 1392 the manor house at Fulbrook included a gatehouse with chamber above and stable below outside the moat. The manor house was falling into disrepair and about 20 years later a new lodge and sumptuous gatehouse were built. The remains of the gatehouse may perhaps be embodied in the present farmhouse which was probably built on the site of the earlier gatehouse.
2 The farm building contains a weathered sandstone wall 1.2m high, which may be the remains of the gatehouse.
3 In 1478 the Gate House was ruinous.

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