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HER Number:25195
Name:LANNER - Medieval house


A manor house at Lanner owned by trhe Bishops of Exeter is recorded in 1296.

Grid Reference:SW 8251 4973
Parish:St Allen, Carrick, Cornwall
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Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SW84NW 19
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 25195
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SW84NW 48

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Full description

The Bishops of Exeter purchased Cargoll Manor in 1296; their manor house was at Lanner, where they were frequent visitors in the C14 and C15 (b1, b2). The manor house must have been substantial, and possibly fortified, for in 1478 William of Worcester referred to 'Castellum Lanner -- in Villa Laner' - although it was also said to be dilapidated. The OS map of 1891 notes that Lanner is on the site of a barton. Warner notes William of Worcester's reference, but questions whether Worcester was in fact referring to a prehistoric earthwork - either 25192 or 25196 (b7).
A chapel of St Martin at the Bishop of Exeter's manor house at Lanner is mentioned in 1314, 1317 and 1321 (see 25195.1, but it is uncertain where this chapel was located.

<1> Henderson, C, 1955-60, Ecclesiastical Antiquities of the 109 parishes of West Cornwall & Ecclesiastical History of the 4 Western Hundreds, (NS) VOL 23, 12 (Article in serial). SCO3499.

<2> Henderson, C, 1925, The Cornish Church Guide, 54 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3512.

<3> WORCESTER, W, 1478, ITINERARY (Unedited Source). SCO5395.

<4> Ordnance Survey, 1880s, 1st Edition 6 Inch Map (Cartographic materials). SCO4049.

<5> Lysons, D & S, 1814, Magna Britannia, VOL III, CORNWALL, 12 (Bibliographic reference). SCO3885.

<6> Polsue, J (Editor), 1867-72, Lake's Parochial History of Cornwall, VOL 1, 14 (Bibliographic reference). SCO4139.

<7> Warner, R, 1964, St Allen Checklist, VOL 3, 98 (Article in serial). SCO5018.

Sources / Further Reading

[1]SCO3499 - Article in serial: Henderson, C. 1955-60. Ecclesiastical Antiquities of the 109 parishes of West Cornwall & Ecclesiastical History of the 4 Western Hundreds. JRIC (NS) Vol 2 (part 3 & 4) Vol 3 (part2 &4). (NS) VOL 23, 12.
[2]SCO3512 - Bibliographic reference: Henderson, C. 1925. The Cornish Church Guide. 54.
[3]SCO5395 - Unedited Source: WORCESTER, W. 1478. ITINERARY.
[4]SCO4049 - Cartographic materials: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. 1st Edition 6 Inch Map.
[5]SCO3885 - Bibliographic reference: Lysons, D & S. 1814. Magna Britannia. VOL III, CORNWALL, 12.
[6]SCO4139 - Bibliographic reference: Polsue, J (Editor). 1867-72. Lake's Parochial History of Cornwall. VOL 1, 14.
[7]SCO5018 - Article in serial: Warner, R. 1964. St Allen Checklist. CA No 3. VOL 3, 98.

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records

25195.10Parent of: LANNER - Medieval chapel (Monument)