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Name:MANOR GARTH
NY SMR Number:MNY12606
Type of record:Monument
Last edited:Aug 7 2014 10:11AM

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument () 28249: Site of medieval manor house
  • Conservation Area: Seamer Conservation Area
Grid Reference:TA 013 834
Parish:Seamer [4009]; Scarborough

Monument Type(s):

  • LYNCHET (Early Medieval/Dark Age to 19th Century - 410 AD? to 1900 AD?)
  • MANOR HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD? to 1900 AD?)

Other References/Statuses

  • AMIE Reference / HOB UID: 80155 SEAMER MANOR HOUSE
  • National Monuments Record: TA08SW6
  • Old Sites & Monuments Record Number: 12814.03

Full description

REMAINS OF MANOR HOUSE SURROUNDED BY AN EXTENSIVE AREA OF EARTHWORKS. A RUINED FRAGMENT OF WALL CONTAINING A C15 DOORWAY IS THE ONLY EXTANT PART. SEAT OF THE PERCY FAMILY AND FIRST MENTIONED IN1304. IT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN USED AS A DOWER HOUSE AND WAS CALLED A CASTLE IN 1547. (1)
Earthwork survey in 2002 identified evidence of cultivation in the area, possibly pre-dating the manor (2)

Sources and further reading

<1>SNY1 - Card Index: Ordnance Survey. Various. Ordnance Survey Record Card. Various authors. TA08SW6.
<2>SNY7210 - Report: Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society. 2002. An Earthwork Survey of Seamer Manor House. 2002/05/16.
<3>SNY10961 - Manuscript: North Yorkshire County Council. 1979. HISTORIC TOWN STUDIES: Seamer. Tyler, A.
<4>SNY11768 - Article: Ed Dennison Archaeological Services. 2007. Recent Work on Some North Yorkshire Castles. Dennison, E & Richardson S. 2007/11/23.
<5>SNY11752 - Report: Ed Dennison Archaeological Services. 10/2007. English Heritage Buildings at Risk (2004) Project, North Yorkshire. Seamer Manor House, Seamer. Photogrpahic Survey and Archaeological Observations. Richardson, S, Dennison, E. 2007/11/23.
<6>SNY11750 - Report: Ed Dennison Archaeological Services. 10/2007. English Heritage Buildings at Risk (2004) Project, North Yorkshire. Neville castle, Kirkbymoorside. Photogrpahic Survey and Archaeological Observations. Richardson, S, Dennison, E. 2007/11/23.
<7>SNY11758 - Report: Fern Archaeology. 11/2007. Report on the Archaeological Watching Brief at 28 Low Street, Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire.. Fern, C. 2008/03/13.

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