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Eastham Court

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

In the civil parish of Eastham.
In the historic county of Worcestershire.
Modern Authority of Worcestershire.
1974 county of Hereford and Worcester.
Medieval County of Worcestershire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SO65766873
Latitude 52.31564° Longitude -2.50357°

Eastham Court has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law*.


A licence to crenellate was granted to Walter Huwet for 'Estham' in 1369.

SO 657687 Eastham. Possible site of a medieval village (T. Rowley List of suspected deserted or shrunken villages, 1969).
"The line of a moat is clearly visible on the north and west sides of Court Farm house (SO 65756873), but the total extent is not discernible. The house may be built over the line of the east side." (Davies). (PastScape)

In 1366 Sir Walter Hewet, William de la More, parson of Eastham, and others obtained licence to enlarge their park at Eastham by the addition of 300 acres. (VCH -ref. Register of Lewis de Charlton (Cantilupe Soc.), p. 63).

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1369 May 4 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).


Presumably a moated house on, or near, the site of Eastham Court.
This has sometimes been incorrectly identified as the manor house at East Ham, Essex (now well inside London) but in fact the tenurial history in the VCH does make it clear this was Eastham in Worcestershire.
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