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Eastington Manor House

In the civil parish of Eastington.
In the historic county of Gloucestershire.
Modern Authority of Gloucestershire.
1974 county of Gloucestershire.
Medieval County of Gloucestershire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SO78190577
Latitude 51.75020° Longitude -2.31732°

Eastington Manor House has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.

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


The moated manor-house of Eastington, first mentioned in 1322, stood close to the west end of the church, and part of the moat was still to be seen in the early 18th century. The house was demolished in the same century, though a terrace wall survives on the west side of the churchyard, and the present Churchend Cottages may be part of the buildings (VCH).
Ths history of Eastington Church mentions a mansion to the west of the church tower which was built in 1578 and demolished in 1778. Brook Cottage SO 78190577 is almost certainly part of this mansion. The terrace wall may be 16th century but it was not part of the house; and there are no obvious traces of the moat. (Verey; F1 MJF 19-JUN-72)

The manor-house of Eastington, mentioned from 1322, stood close to the west end of the church. In 1409, when fairly extensive repairs were made, the house, surrounded by a moat with a wall inside, was approached by a drawbridge and great gate with a chamber above, and included a chapel on the north, a great chamber on the west, and a kitchen; in 1449 repairs to the kitchen included raising three new pairs of crucks, and in 1457 the roofs of the hall, the hall passage, the kitchen, and the stables were repaired with stone tiles. The moat was stocked with 16 dozen young pike in 1402. A new house was built by Edward Stephens c. 1578. It had 19 hearths in 1672, and was a large three story building of ashlar. Eastington manor-house, said c. 1775 to have been occupied for many years only as a farm-house and to be going to ruin, was demolished in 1778. (VCH)

House within a moated site wet of the church was pulled down in 1578 to make way for a compact Elizabethan house demolished two centuries later. The moat was spanned by a drawbridge, and the medieval house with its hall, great chamber, and chapel was encircled by an embattled wall broken by a gatehouse.
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