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Hasfield Court

In the civil parish of Hasfield.
In the historic county of Gloucestershire.
Modern Authority of Gloucestershire.
1974 county of Gloucestershire.
Medieval County of Gloucestershire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SO82512747
Latitude 51.94545° Longitude -2.25585°

Hasfield Court has been described as a Fortified Manor House although is doubtful that it was such.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law*.


The manor house was known in the 15th century as Hasfield Moat House. The existing lake is a remnant of the old moat, and the stone archway which formed the entrance over the drawbridge can still be seen, incorporated in the stable buildings. Portions of the house are said to date from the reign of King John (Langston), but elsewhere the 16th century is given as the date of the oldest surviving parts (VCH). The present building is largely Georgian (Langston).
Hasfield Court is externally almost wholly of Victorian construction though a few C16th fragments are visible at the back of the house. The stone archway incorporated in the stables is Tudor. The "moat" could never have been of any greater extent than at present and it seems possible that it is an ornamental feature of the C17th or C18th.
It seems unlikely that Hasfield Moat House existed on this site and there are no other obvious sites in the immediate vicinity (F1 ANK 05-JUN-69). (PastScape)

History: house owned by the Pauncefoote family. c1200-1598. The medieval-early Tudor house was probably moated. (Listed Building Report)

Ditch and archway of about 1500 remains from stronghouse dating back to 1200. (Salter)

The house of the Pauncefoote's was probably decorated in a martial style to reflect the status of the family but it seems unlikely it was completely moated or seriously fortified.
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