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HER Number:4494
Name:LEE - Medieval manor house


The possible remains of a medieval manor house.

Grid Reference:SS 2310 1228
Parish:Morwenstow, North Cornwall, Cornwall
Map:Show location on Streetmap

Protected Status: None recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • OS No. (OS Quarter-sheet and OS No.): SS21SW 15
  • Primary Record No. (1985-2009): 4494
  • SMR No. (OS Quarter-sheet and SMR No.): SS21SW 21

Monument Types

Full description

The possible remains of a medieval manor house. The site of a mansion is recorded on the 1889 OS map and a disturbed rectangular area is visible on aerial photographs. When the OS fieldworker (h1) visited the site in 1977, he found a large flattish area, roughly rectangular, bounded on the west by a break or 'step' in the ground, which may have been the site of a mansion though there is no positive identifiable building platform. At SS 2313 1227 is a deep, moat-like feature which, however, shows no traces of having extended beyond its present limits, 50m long at the east and 30m long on the north side. It is 14m wide by 3.7m deep at its maximum. This may be the manor house referred to in documentary sources as Lee or Northleigh (4493.1).

Site history:
1: 1977. JGB/ OS

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Related records: none recorded