Building record M3962 - Skegby Manor Farm, Sutton in Ashfield


MANOR HOUSE (Medieval to Victorian)


Grid reference Centred SK 49599 60955 (14m by 20m)
Map sheet SK46SE
District Ashfield
Civil Parish Skegby, Ashfield


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The remains of the manor house of the Spigurnel family who held the manor of Skegsby from the C13 ... They consist of 2 rectangular buildings at right angles to each other - building A is 32ft x 18ft with walls about 2ft 6in thick. In N wall is a large C13 or C14 blocked window with a small blocked lancet below. There are also remains of square headed windows in the W wall. This building may possibly be later than B - this stands on a N facing slope and the S wall was completely demolished in the C19. It was about 39ft long by 24ft wide. The N wall has a total of 6 windows, square headed, 2 of which appear to be original and a large round headed door or window. The door has attached shafts, flat square abaci and could fit well with a date of c 1200 AD. In 1898 traces of other buildings to the E are mentioned in (5). The structure has been partially consolidated and excavated prior to a housing development being completed to the E of the upstanding structures. The latter clearly are arranged around a court, fronting a spring sand stream. Further structures are evident from plant growth to the SW of building B, also near to the disused railway track and new bungalow. The present development is sympathetic to the upstanding masonry of this fine Med structure. However, the DOE has not completed its works and the remains will crumble rapidly resulting in the collapse of gables or walls which are left undercut by the present works - urgent completion required. (1) (2)
Excavations in 1981/2 revealed the S wall of building B and a garderobe pit at its NE corner. No positive dating evidence recovered. (3)
Manor house, now a roofless ruin. 1207 and late C13. Built by the Spigurnel family. (10)
See AM107.
See (9) on OS card for site description.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

OS card, Parish File

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

8 colour print, inc negs B8/5, SMR

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

8 BW print, inc QQ8/9-20/21, SMR

Listed buildings slides, (Photograph). SNT2648.

02/09/98, Skegby Manor (Plan). SNT3746.

07/10/98, Skegby Manor (Plan). SNT3745.

Fletcher & Bowler, 1976, Skegby Manor House (Plan). SNT4265.

Charles Glenn, 1992, Skegby Manor House (Plan). SNT4264.

<1> DOE, 1956, AM7 (Unpublished document). SNT59.

<2> Hart CR, 1984, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT754.

<3> Samuels JR, 1985, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT1230.

<4> Thoroton Society, 1904, TTS (Published document). SNT331.

<5> Bonser GG, 1898, Notts and Derbys Notes and Queries (Article in serial). SNT269.

<6> Drage C and Shepherd R, 1981, Skegby Manor House (Published document). SNT651.

<7> Pevsner N, 1979, The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed., p 315 (Monograph). SNT4.

<8> Mansfield Chronicle and Adv, 15/08/1968, Mansfield Chronicle and Advertiser (Published document). SNT233.

<9> Seaman BH, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1252.

<10> DOE, Listed Building Description (Published document). SNT228.

Sources/Archives (18)

  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • --- Photograph: Listed buildings slides. .
  • --- Plan: 07/10/98. Skegby Manor. 1.
  • --- Plan: 02/09/98. Skegby Manor. 1.
  • --- Plan: Charles Glenn. 1992. Skegby Manor House. A4. Measured sketch.
  • --- Plan: Fletcher & Bowler. 1976. Skegby Manor House. Larger than A3. Measured sketch.
  • <1> Unpublished document: DOE. 1956. AM7.
  • <2> Unpublished document: Hart CR. 1984. AM107.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Samuels JR. 1985. AM107.
  • <4> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1904. TTS. 8.
  • <5> Article in serial: Bonser GG. 1898. Notts and Derbys Notes and Queries. Notes on Skegby. 6.
  • <6> Published document: Drage C and Shepherd R. 1981. Skegby Manor House.
  • <7> Monograph: Pevsner N. 1979. The Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire 2nd ed.. Penguin. p 315.
  • <8> Published document: Mansfield Chronicle and Adv. 15/08/1968. Mansfield Chronicle and Advertiser.
  • <9> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <10> Published document: DOE. Listed Building Description.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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