Site of Manor House to W of Court Farm House, Fulbrook.

Description of this historic site

The site of a manor house built in the Medieval period and surrounded by a moat. The manor house is known from documentary evidence and it was situated 400m north of Castle Hill, Fulbrook.

Notes about this historic site

1 This is probably, from its extent, the site of the moated manor house mentioned in 1324 and 1392. In the latter year it was said to consist of a hall with solar and chapel adjoining, a kitchen and byre under one roof and all within a moat, and beyond the moat a gatehouse with chamber above and stable below. It was already falling into disrepair and about twenty years later a new lodge and sumptuous gatehouse (PRN 848) were built; the remains may perhaps be embodied in the present farmhouse.
2 The southern moated site is considered to be the site of the moated manor house. Beyond the moat there was a gatehouse with a chamber above and stable below which is thought to indicate that the site originally included an outer court to the east. The remains of the gatehouse are thought to have been partly included within the present Court Farm House which is not included in the scheduling.