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In 1325/6, an unknown person was possibly granted, by Edward II, (In year 19 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate (Salisbury)

There is insufficient evidence to be certain about this possible licence to crenellate. (Some licences may be lost from record and others may have wrongly presumed to have been granted or may be total inventions.)


Parker writes "We have also a licence to crenellate a house in the city in the 19th Edward II: this house we have not been able to trace."

Gatehouse can not trace the supposed licence and without some details tracing the house is impossible. Possibly this is a confused reference to the "domum suam in villa de ... Salop" the licence to John Charlton house in Shrewsbury (q.v.)

Significant later sources are;

More information about licences to crenellate can be found here.

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Record created by Philip Davis. This record last updated on Sunday, October 4, 2015.