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North Kilworth Old Nether Hall

In the civil parish of North Kilworth.
In the historic county of Leicestershire.
Modern Authority of Leicestershire.
1974 county of Leicestershire.
Medieval County of Leicestershire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SP61758330
Latitude 52.44424° Longitude -1.09203°

North Kilworth Old Nether Hall has been described as a Fortified Manor House although is doubtful that it was such.

There are earthwork remains.


VCH records this site as a 'moated inclosure with stronger defensive works.'

On the north-east of the church the site of the ' Old Hall ' is marked by a moat 18ft. wide and 3ft. deep, inclosing three sides of a square. To the west of the moat another square area is surrounded by a bank 4ft. high at the most perfect point; and to the south-east are the remains of other banks which have been mutilated in digging for gravel. (VCH)

The house which stood at the site marked by the OS was known as Nether Hall. It was standing in 1820 bu by 1830 is recorded as 'down'. This house was the manor house and had been in the Belgrave family for centuries. (A small watercolour in Mrs. Belgrave's possession, dated 1821, shows a two storied house of six bays with a central gable-part, at least of 17th C. date.) The major part of the field in which the Hall stood is now occupied by chicken-runs and associated buildings. The only earthwork surviving is a small homestead moat, at SP 61808330. This has three sides wet, the westernmost being broken by a restored causeway. The eastern side is dry but the depression of it is clearly visible. No evidence of the building - the medieval predecessor to the building destroyed before 1830 - was seen. (PastScape–Field Investigators Comments-F1 WW 27-JUN-60)
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