Monument record M2857 - Possible site of Leeke Mansion, Halam


MANOR HOUSE? (Post Medieval)


Grid reference Centred SK 67757 54185 (245m by 91m)
Map sheet SK65SE
District Newark
Civil Parish Halam, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Inventory of Adam Leeke, 1596 describes the Leeke mansion. When Mr and Mrs Shaw were levelling ground for a lawn and garden (at Halam House Farm), they came upon what could have been a paved way seeming to lead to a raised rectangular area of 100ft by 120ft. From Mr Shaw's preliminary investigations in one or two places this rectangle appeared to be surrounded by a brick wall some three feet in thickness, the size of the bricks being 9.5 x 4.5 x 2.5in. All this is about one foot below the present surface. Mrs Smith can remember as a child, seeing large squared stones turned up out of the ground in this area. (1)
The owner (of the dovecote) Mr Ricketts stated that on his neighbour Mr Shaw's property were the foundations of the "Old Hall" which were frequently uncovered during farming operations. Mr Shaw indicated low mounds and generally disturbed ground at above grid ref marking the site of the former house. Research at Nottm City Reference Library was negative re this building. (2)
Smaller terraced platforms survive at Halam House Farm. (3)
See M5498 for nearby dovecote.

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

1 colour print, 19/10 (neg F62/3), SMR

<1> Coulthard KI, 1972, Halam - the Story of a Nottinghamshire Village, pp 19,49-50 (Monograph). SNT2617.

<2> Seaman BH, 1960, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1243.

<3> TPAT, 1996, Village Earthwork Survey III (Published document). SNT1361.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • <1> Monograph: Coulthard KI. 1972. Halam - the Story of a Nottinghamshire Village. pp 19,49-50.
  • <2> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1960. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Published document: TPAT. 1996. Village Earthwork Survey III.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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