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Record Details

MonUID:MST11321
HER Number:11834
Type of record:Monument
Name:Old Madeley Manor

Summary

The listed and scheduled standing remains of a 15th or 16th century manor house. Only a fragment of coursed, red sandstone walling now survives. (See also PRNs 50222, 50221 and 00084 for the scheduled remains of the associated moat, fishponds and gardens).

Grid Reference:SJ 7729 4229
Map Sheet:SJ74SE
Parish:Madeley, Newcastle Under Lyme Borough
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Monument Type(s):

  • WALL (POST MEDIEVAL - 1540 AD to 1540 AD (Circa))
  • MANOR HOUSE (POST MEDIEVAL - 1540 AD to 1540 AD (Circa))

Associated Events:

  • EST1599 - An earthwork survey of Old Madeley Manor
  • EST451 - Un-named event/activity
  • EST489 - Un-named event/activity
  • EST2228 - A survey of the earthworks and standing remains at Old Madeley Manor.

Protected Status:

  • Listed Building (II) 0408/05/056: Old Madeley Manor (remains of)
  • Scheduled Monument 1009769: Site of Old Madeley Manor: a moated site with late 16th century house, gardens and a watermill

Full description

In the eastern half of Madeley moat (PRN 50222) is a wall of local red sandstone in poor condition. It survives to a height of 2.75 metres. The wall contains a round-headed doorway circa 2.4 metres high with portcullis groove and chamfered arch. The east face contains a large fireplace with knife sharpening grooves in one side. <1>

The round-headed doorway has fallen (see also PRN 50222). <2>

Only fragmentary ruins survive of what must have been a fine and spacious house. It was partly timber-framed but only some stonework remains, with doorway having four-centred head. <3>

Mansion: In 1540 Thomas Offley, who became mayor of London in 1556, purchased the manor and had a large, three-storey mansion built on the site of the medieval moat (PRN 50222). This is the house illustrated by Robert Plot in the late 17th century. It incorporated fragments of the medieval house in the east wing. The house was abandoned in 1679 and largely demolished in 1749. <4> <5>

Four rectangular fishponds (PRN 50221) are situated to the west of the moated enclosure. <6>

The old manor house was practically destroyed in 1749. (SB, 28-Apr-2006) <7>

A series of photographs from 1979 show the remains of the standing masonry at Madeley Old Manor. (SB, 16-Oct-2008). <8>

Sources and further reading

---SST1691 - Drawn: Jill Collens. 1979. Old Madeley Manor: Plans and Elevations. Permatace. 1: 50 / 1:20.
---SST270 - Published Book: Timothy Mowl and Dianne Barr. 2009. The Historic Gardens of England: Staffordshire. page 18, 21-23, plate 6, page 23.
---SST3636 - Published Book: The Victoria History of the Counties of England. 1908. (VCH volume 1) A History of the County of Stafford, Volume I. Page 365.
<1>SST3723 - Designation Record: Department for Culture Media and Sport / English Heritage. Ongoing-2016. Scheduled Monument Designation Documents, Scheduled Monument Consents and Section 17 Management Agreements. AM7.
<2>SST3723 - Designation Record: Department for Culture Media and Sport / English Heritage. Ongoing-2016. Scheduled Monument Designation Documents, Scheduled Monument Consents and Section 17 Management Agreements. AM12 - C.A. Snowdon - 1978 / AM107 - C.A. Snowdon (1982).
<3>SST372 - Designation Record: Department of the Environment. Ongoing. Listed Buildings of Special Architectural or Historical Importance (Green and Blue Backs). 408 - Borough of Newcastle under Lyme - Madeley - Page 68.
<4>SST529 - Published Book: Robert Plot. 1686. The Natural History of Staffordshire.
<5>SST3025 - Verbal communication: P Everson. 1990. Possible verbal communication abouth Madeley Old Manor in 1990.
<6>SST390 - Index: Ordnance Survey. See cards. Ordnance Survey Card Index. sj 74 se - 12 (1974).
<7>SST390 - Index: Ordnance Survey. See cards. Ordnance Survey Card Index. SJ 74 SE - 12 (T.N.S.F.C. Volume 84, 1950 - page 120).
<8>SST110 - Photographic: Staffordshire County Council. 1979. Old Madeley Manor - Photographic Record of Standing Masonry. Digital Photography. A15-A18 A20 A22 A24 A25 A27 A29 A31 A32 A34 A39 A40 A42 A44 A46 A48 A51 A53 A54 A56 A57 A60 A61 A63.
<10>SST4190 - Survey Report: RCHME. Unknown. Old Madeley Manor: Summary.

Related records

50221Parent of: Old Madeley Manor Fishponds (Monument)
00084Parent of: Old Madeley Manor Garden (Monument)
50222Parent of: Old Madeley Manor Moat, Madeley (Monument)

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