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Yattendon Manor

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Yatynden

In the civil parish of Yattendon.
In the historic county of Berkshire.
Modern Authority of West Berkshire.
1974 county of Berkshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SU55267459
Latitude 51.46779° Longitude -1.20676°

Yattendon Manor has been described as a certain Fortified Manor House.

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains.

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

Description

Site of a moated fortified manor house, llicence to crenellate the manor house and to impark 600 acres was granted in 1447. The house has since been demolished, though traces of a moat can still be seen as earthworks, standing 1 metre high in places. (PastScape)

The manor was granted to the family De la Beche by William the Conqueror, they obtained a market charter in c. 1319.
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Sources of information, references and further reading
  • Websites (Gatehouse is not responsible for the content of external websites.)
  • Books
    • Page, Wm and Ditchfield, P.H. (eds), 1906, VCH Berkshire Vol. 1 p. 271
      1839, The history and antiquities of Newbury and its environs p. 226 online copy
      Lysons, D., 1813, Magna Britannia Vol. 1 Part 2 p. 445
  • Primary (Medieval documents or transcriptions of such documents - This section is far from complete and the secondary sources should be consulted for full references.)
    • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1927, Calendar of Charter Rolls Vol. 6 5 Henry VI - 8 Henry VIII, AD 1427-1516, with an appendix, 1215-1288 (HMSO) p. 100
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This record last updated on Saturday, November 15, 2014

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