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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 fragement of coursed, red sandstone walling now survives. (See also PRN 00084)

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))

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

MOATED SITE: RECTANGULAR MOATED SITE DELINEATED BY A DITCH 1.5M DEEP, DOUBLE TO THE W. TRACES OF BUILDINGS ALL OVER THE AREA AND IN THE E HALF OF THE ENCLOSURE A WALL OF LOCAL RED SANDSTONE IN POOR CONDITION SURVIVES TO A HEIGHT OF CIRCA 2.75M. THE WALL CONTAINS A ROUND HEADED DOORWAY CIRCA 2.4M HIGH WITH PORTCULLIS GROOVE AND CHAMFERED ARCH. E FACE CONTAINS A LARGE FIREPLACE WITH KNIFE SHARPENING GROOVES TO ONE SIDE. <1>

ROUND-HEADED DOORWAY HAS FALLEN (& see 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. <4>

The old manor house was practically destroyed in 1749. (SB, 28-Apr-2006) <5>

A series of photographs from 1979 show the remains of the standing masonry at Madeley Old Manor. (SB, 16-Oct-2008). <11>

MANSION: IN 1540 THOMAS OFFLEY, WHO BECAME MAYOR OF LONDON IN 1556, PURCHASED THE MANOR AND HAD LARGE 3 STOREYED MANSION BUILT ON THE SITE OF THE MEDIEVAL MOATED SITE (PRN 50222). THIS IS THE HOUSE ILLUSTRATED BY PLOTT AND IT INCORPORATED FRAGMENTS OF THE MEDIEVAL HOUSE IN THE E WING. THE HOUSE WAS ABANDONED IN 1679 AND LARGELY DEMOLISHED IN 1749. <9> <6>

FOUR RECTANGULAR FISHPONDS (PRN 50221) TO W OF THE MOATED ENCLOSURE <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.
<1>SST3723 - Designation Record: Department for Culture Media and Sport / English Heritage. Ongoing. Scheduled Monument Designation Documents and Scheduled Monument Consents. AM7.
<2>SST3723 - Designation Record: Department for Culture Media and Sport / English Heritage. Ongoing. Scheduled Monument Designation Documents and Scheduled Monument Consents. AM12 - C.A. Snowdon - 1978.
<3>SST3723 - Designation Record: Department for Culture Media and Sport / English Heritage. Ongoing. Scheduled Monument Designation Documents and Scheduled Monument Consents. AM107 - C.A. Snowdon (1982).
<4>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.
<5>SST390 - Index: Ordnance Survey. See cards. Ordnance Survey Card Index. SJ 74 SE - 12 (T.N.S.F.C. Volume 84, 1950 - page 120).
<6>SST529 - Published Book: Robert Plot. 1686. The Natural History of Staffordshire.
<7>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.
<8>SST390 - Index: Ordnance Survey. See cards. Ordnance Survey Card Index. sj 74 se - 12 (1974).
<9>SST3025 - Verbal communication: P Everson. 1990.
<10>SST4190 - Survey Report: RCHME. Unknown. Old Madeley Manor: Summary.
<11>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.

Related records

50222Parent of: Madeley Moated Manor House (Monument)
50221Parent of: Old Madeley Manor Fishponds (Monument)
00084Parent of: Old Madeley Manor Garden (Monument)

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