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Onehouse Hall

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;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

In the civil parish of Onehouse.
In the historic county of Suffolk.
Modern Authority of Suffolk.
1974 county of Suffolk.

OS Map Grid Reference: TM01705916
Latitude 52.19384° Longitude 0.94978°

Onehouse Hall has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are earthwork remains.

Description

Robert Drury was granted, in 1510, licence to crenellate his manors of Hansted Hall, Buknahams and Onhowshalle, Suff.

Three fragments of a moat around the site of Onehouse Hall (VCH). Homestead Moat, in good condition, comprising two waterfilled arms and one dry arm. The remaining N. arm has been destroyed by farm buildings. (PastScape)

The Hall was pulled down before 1847 (Copinger), probably in the mid C17 when the Callum's (the Drury heirs) constructed Hardwick House. They seem to have destroyed the other two properties at this time.
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Sources of information, references and further reading
  • English Heritage (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s) 386837.
  • County Historic Environment Record (or Sites and Monuments Record) number(s) ONS 001.
  • Books
    • Emery, Anthony, 2006, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 3 Southern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 212
      Campling, Arthur, 1937, The History of the Family of Drury (London) Chap5 online copy online copy
      Wall, J.C., 1911, VCH Suffolk Vol. 1 p. 614 (homestead moat) online copy
      Copinger, W.A., 1910, Manors of Suffolk Vol. 6 p. 218-221 online copy
  • Primary (Medieval documents or transcriptions of such documents - This section is far from complete and the secondary sources should be consulted for full references.)
    • Brewer, J.S. (ed), 1920, Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII Vol. 1 p. 191 online copy
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This record last updated on Saturday, November 15, 2014

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