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Slough Court, Stoke St Gregory

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Slough Farm

In the civil parish of Stoke St Gregory.
In the historic county of Somerset.
Modern Authority of Somerset.
1974 county of Somerset.
Medieval County of Somerset.

OS Map Grid Reference: ST34802767
Latitude 51.04499° Longitude -2.93166°

Slough Court, Stoke St Gregory 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*.


Late medieval fortified manor house, altered in the late C16 and altered and partly rebuilt in the mid C19. Built as an open hall house, now L-shaped in plan with a C19 porch. The remains of the medieval moat survive to the south of the house. A C16 gateway abuts the north west front, on the site of an earlier drawbridge over the moat. The gateway comprises a buttressed archway with low walls and is thought to represent an entrance through a curtain wall rather than the remains of a gatehouse. (PastScape)

Gateway and walls abutting, on north-west front of Slough Farmhouse (formerly listed as Gateway to Slough Court) Gateway and walls. Probably C16, altered C19, repaired mid C20. Random rubble local stone with Ham stone dressings and copings. Plan: buttressed archway with low walls along site of earlier drawbridge over moat, most still extant on south side. Gateway: semi-circular headed chamfered opening flanked by stepped buttresses with offsets, moulded cornice, entablature with panel bearing initials and coat of arms, thought to be C19, cornice and parapet above. Supported on east side by steel beam, pintels for gate hinges remain and short section of supporting wall. It is assumed that this was a gateway in a curtain wall, rather than the remains of a gatehouse. Wall with moulded coping returned to 2 square gatepiers and continued south for about 10 m. Much overgrown; it is probable that some of the earlier structure of the bridge over the moat survives beneath. (Listed Building Report)

Not listed within the usual gazetteers of medieval fortifications of Somerset (King 1983, Dunning 1995), but is recorded as a fortified manor house within PastScape. This is a moated manor house with a drawbridge although has a gateway rather than a, more defensive, gatehouse. This type of moated house is inconsistently called fortified depending on the whim of the describing author, rather than any set of verifiable criteria.
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