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Epworth manor house

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

In the civil parish of Epworth.
In the historic county of Lincolnshire.
Modern Authority of North Lincolnshire.
1974 county of Humberside.
Medieval County of Lincolnshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SE784039
Latitude 53.52666° Longitude -0.81791°

Epworth manor house has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.


King writes nothing known of castle mentioned by Harvey. From Lewis "was anciently the residence of the Howard family, who had a castellated mansion, of which there are no remains except the site, where within the last half century were dug up some of the cannon belonging to the fortifications"

Reputed site of Mowbray Manor House and possible site of chantry dedicated to St. Mary and St. Katherine founded by Lord Mowbray, 1344 (Owen 1971, 95, 97-8). Large house with "hall, parlour, kitchen with three lofts over them" recorded standing 1749, close called "Vineyards" to N and E, inscribed gold and silver rings found (Stonehouse 1839, 126). "A canon of bar-iron, antiquities and foundations of buildings" found in same area c. late 18th cent. (White 1856, 627). Foundations and patterned floor tiles bearing Mowbray arms found 1964 and 1968 at above NGR (SMI, parish files). Excavations S of church, directed by R Williams 1975-6 in advance of housing development, revealed 12th to 16th cent. marlstone foundations, patterned tile floor, pits etc., perhaps buildings ancillary to larger establishment. Features deep enough to avoid damage through future construction work (info. R Williams, 1976). (North Lincolnshire HER)

The PastScape record does not mention the manor house, only the possible chantry.
Almost certainly was 'castellated' but there does not seem to be much evidence of defence, such as moat or gatehouse, although a find of a forged iron canon is interesting.
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