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Gillow Manor, Hentland

In the civil parish of Hentland.
In the historic county of Herefordshire.
Modern Authority of Herefordshire.
1974 county of Hereford and Worcester.
Medieval County of Herefordshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SO53082535
Latitude 51.92465° Longitude -2.68371°

Gillow Manor, Hentland has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

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


Moated manor house with 14th century origins, possibly incorporating the remains of a chapel. The house now comprises four ranges set around a small courtyard. The projecting gatehouse and adjacent block date from the late 14th century. In the 16th century the gatehouse was partially rebuilt and the north west wing added. Further building work was carried out through the 17th century and the house was much restored in the mid/late 20th century. century. The moat formerly enclosed the house and also formed a square enclosure on the south west side. Only the north west arm of the moat survives, modified to form a garden feature. (PastScape)

House. Late C14, partly rebuilt in C16 and C17 with mid- and late C20 restorations. Coursed sandstone rubble, sandstone ashlar and dressings, timber-frame, Welsh slate roof and large external sandstone stacks. Roughly square plan with small courtyard and projecting gatehouse to south-west front. Cellar, two storeys and attic. South-west elevation has four parts: to the left gable front with C20 oak mullioned windows of four lights to lower and two lights to upper floor and a central doorway with a 4-centred head to the cellar; between the gable front and gatehouse two square headed first floor openings, beneath the right of which is a C14 unrestored traceried window with a 2-centred head, label and two cinquefoil-headed lights; the embattled C14 gatehouse to right of centre has a 4-light mullioned window to right of which is a small square headed opening under a pent roof, archway is chamfered with a 4-centred head; to the right of the gatehouse is a two-window front with C20 oak cross-casements under a roof hipped to the right. North-east elevation is much restored, to the left is exposed framing of gable front with timbers of thin scantling and two openings undergoing repair at the time of re-survey (November 1985) beneath tie-beam supporting queen-struts, collar and V-struts. Interior has 4-centred barrel vault beneath gatehouse. Heavy ceiling beams with chamfer-stops in hall to north-east range exposed since removal of partitions noted in RCHM. Collar queen-strut trusses with V-struts to most of the roofs. Late C16 open well staircase of four flights with moulded finials to newel posts and splat balusters. Interior of room behind cinquefoiled window of south-west range has a C15 statue of almost life-size man. Moat survives around north-west range. (Listed Building Report ref. RCHME)
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