Monument record M1366 - Manorial complex, Wiverton Hall


MANOR HOUSE (Medieval to Stuart)


Grid reference SK 71330 36350 (point)
Map sheet SK73NW
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Wiverton Hall, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Built by Thomas Chaworth about 1448. All except the gatehouse was destroyed in the Civil War. The gatehouse was standing in 1905, having been incorporated into the modern house. (1) (2)
The hall was burned after the rebellion. (3)
Sir Thomas Chaworth's large new manor house was built c.1448. A plan of John Smithson (5) shows an extensive complex of manor house buildings to which the then owner George Chaworth wished to make some alterations. The building complex covered about 0.4 of an acre behind the present Hall. The whole complex was pulled down and ruined by Parliamentarians in 1645, with the exception of the gatehouse. (4) Taking the other areas of archaeological interest into account such as the moat to the N and the site of the hall itself, perhaps the SAM area should be extended to include c 3Ha centring on the existing hall. (6)
A stone quoin and foundations of the earlier building (identified with one shown on Smythson's plan) were found immediately beneath the SW corner of the present gable end (of the brick cottage). (9)
See M 8082 - "fieldwork", M 8083 - moat/fishpond, M 8084 - fishpond, M 8085-6 - gun emplacements, M 1367 - deserted village, L 1368 - Ro pottery, L 1369 - ring ditches, L 1370 - Med field remains.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(5), BC files

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

OS, 1:2500, Parish File

<1> Thoroton Society, 1903, TTS, pp 128,129,133 (Published document). SNT330.

<2> Thoroton Society, 1904, TTS, p 71 (Published document). SNT331.

<3> DOE, AM7 - undated, no author (Unpublished document). SNT52.

<4> Coleman SR, 1979, Archaeology and Landscape in the Vale of Belvoir - A survey, October 1978 - March 1979, pp 17-18 (Unpublished document). SNT573.

<5> Smithson J, 1614, Wiverton Hall (Map). SNT1305.

Other Refs: map

<6> Samuels JR, 1987, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT1232.

<7> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed. (Monograph). SNT4.

<8> Jones PE, 2006, Lost Houses of Nottinghamshire, p 66 (Monograph). SNT1893.

<9> Lindsey Archaeological Service, 09/1990, Wiverton Hall Nottinghamshire. Geophysical Survey and Evaluation (Unpublished document). SNT1987.

Sources/Archives (11)

  • --- Document: Data Held.
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  • <1> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1903. TTS. 7. pp 128,129,133.
  • <2> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1904. TTS. 8. p 71.
  • <3> Unpublished document: DOE. AM7 - undated, no author.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Coleman SR. 1979. Archaeology and Landscape in the Vale of Belvoir - A survey, October 1978 - March 1979. pp 17-18.
  • <5> Map: Smithson J. 1614. Wiverton Hall.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Samuels JR. 1987. AM107.
  • <7> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin.
  • <8> Monograph: Jones PE. 2006. Lost Houses of Nottinghamshire. p 66.
  • <9> Unpublished document: Lindsey Archaeological Service. 09/1990. Wiverton Hall Nottinghamshire. Geophysical Survey and Evaluation.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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