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Bexhill Manor of Bishop of Chichester

In the civil parish of Bexhill.
In the historic county of Sussex.
Modern Authority of East Sussex.
1974 county of East Sussex.
Medieval County of Sussex (Rape of Hastings).

OS Map Grid Reference: TQ74640799
Latitude 50.84507° Longitude 0.47930°

Bexhill Manor of Bishop of Chichester has been described as a certain Palace, and also as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

Description

Formerly a Manor House of the Bishops of Chichester. It is stone-built and of irregular plan. The oldest part is L-shaped, the two arms running N and W. At the junction there is a small wing, probably Elizabethan. There is evidence of 14th century work in places. The house was fortified in 1447 (VCH).
Considerable alterations and additions made to the original structure are in keeping with the style of the old house. The best original work is visible on the E side of the N wing, facing the court.
The Manor House was largely demolished 5-6 years ago, but some interior and exterior footings and walls, much restored, were incorporated into what is now known as "Manor House Public Gardens".
The gardens also incorporate the former barn, library and stables of the house (Field Investigators Comments–F1 GWR 26-MAY-52). (PastScape)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1447 Oct 28 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).

Comments

It is unlikely that the licence to crenellate issued in 1447 resulted in anything other than decorative crenellations, although the house may well have had some defensive features before then.
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