MANOR HOUSE (Medieval to Late 20th Century)


Grid reference SK 75149 88899 (point)
Map sheet SK78NE
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Clayworth, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Claworth Woodhouse is in the manor of Wiseton. The hall house here was in the form of half an H, was large, and belonged to a family of considerable property, of the name of Wawen. The last possessor of that name sold the reversion of his estate, at Claworth, with the house, to the predecessor of the present Dickensons of Claworth, about the beginning of this century (1700). (1)
Clayworth Woodhouse is la Wdehouse 1266 NtIpm, Cla(u)worth Woodhouse 1280. (2)
Woodhouse Farm is known in the documents as Clayworth Woodhouse. From long before 1611 until the mid C19th this was the property of the Dickonson family. The Dickonson’s house was still standing until about 1980, when the farmer (Mr Tomlinson) and his son demolished it by removing the iron braces of what must have been a dilapidated structure. He said that it was a seven bedroom house with two bathrooms and two staircases. That it was a grand structure is affirmed by an elevation drawn in one of the corners of the Dickonson’s 1749 map. (3)
See M17770 for farm, L10242 for pond.

<1> Throsby J, 1796, Thoroton's History of Notts Vol 3, p 307 (Published document). SNT1347.

<2> Gover, Mawer & Stenton, 1940, Place Names of Nottinghamshire, p 29 (Published document). SNT670.

<3> Robbins, G, 1996, The Planned Farmsteads of Clayworth (Unpublished document). SNT1793.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Published document: Throsby J. 1796. Thoroton's History of Notts Vol 3. p 307.
  • <2> Published document: Gover, Mawer & Stenton. 1940. Place Names of Nottinghamshire. EPNS. p 29.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Robbins, G. 1996. The Planned Farmsteads of Clayworth.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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