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Seamer Manor House

Hob Uid: 80155
Location :
North Yorkshire
Scarborough
Seamer
Grid Ref : TA0132083410
Summary : Medieval manor house and associated manorial complex, probably early 14th century in date. The surviving remains comprise a length of limestone walling, dating from the 15th century, and a series of substantial earthworks. The house seems to have served as a dower house and was referred to as a castle in 1547.
More information : [TA 01328341] MANOR HOUSE [NR] (Remains of) (1)

A short distance to the W. of St. Martin's Church, Seamer, are some scanty remains of the manor-house. A ruined fragment of wall containing a 15th.c. doorway is now all that is standing above ground, but extensive foundation mounds may be traced in connection with it. It was the seat of the Percy family, and was first mentioned in 1304. It seems to have been used as a dower house and was called a castle in 1547. (2)

Published survey (25") revised. See photograph of extant structural remains. (3)

TA 01308344. Remains of medieval manor house. Scheduled and Listed Grade II. (4, 5)

Short note following a survey by EDAS in 2007. (6)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1929
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Source Number : 2
Source : The Victoria history of the county of York, North Riding, volume two
Source details : A.Russell & A.W.Clapham
Page(s) : 483-4
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Vol(s) : 2
Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 DS 07-MAY-68
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Source Number : 4
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : District of Scarborough, 11-JUN-1986
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 24-Dec-96
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Source Number : 6
Source : The Castle Studies Group Journal
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Page(s) : 162-3
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Vol(s) : 21, 2007-8

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Early C14
Monument End Date : 1332
Monument Start Date : 1300
Monument Type : Manor House, Dower House
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C15
Monument End Date : 1499
Monument Start Date : 1400
Monument Type : Manor House, Dower House
Evidence : Ruined Building, Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : 1547
Monument End Date : 1547
Monument Start Date : 1547
Monument Type : Castle, Fortified House
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : NY 494
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28249
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External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 327058
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TA 08 SW 6
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TA 08 SW 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1968-05-07
End Date : 1968-05-07
Associated Activities : Primary, BELL'S YARD, MAIN STREET
Activity type : EVALUATION
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1993-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, BELL'S YARD, MAIN STREET
Activity type : DESK BASED ASSESSMENT
Start Date : 1993-01-01
End Date : 1993-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, SEAMER MANOR HOUSE
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 2002-01-01
End Date : 2002-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, SEAMER MANOR HOUSE
Activity type : ARCHITECTURAL SURVEY
Start Date : 2004-01-01
End Date : 2005-12-31