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Turnham Hall

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Thurnham Hall; Turneham Hall

In the civil parish of Cliffe.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of North Yorkshire.
1974 county of North Yorkshire.
Medieval County of Yorkshire East Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: SE645314
Latitude 53.77495° Longitude -1.02276°

Turnham Hall has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains.

Description

Emery lists that a licence to crenellate was granted to John Pylkington in 1477.

Traces of a moat which surrounded an earlier house at Turnham Hall are visible beside the modern farmhouse, built circa 1800; the manor house of Turnham Hall was mentioned as early as 1327 and included a chapel. Although the moat is said to have been destroyed at the beginning of the 19th century a slight depression can be seen on photographs from the 1940s. It is difficult to tell on later photographs whether any trace of the moat remains. (PastScape)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1477 May 28 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).

Comments

Called Thurnham by Emery but spelt Turneham in the rolls. This was, Gatehouse is informed by John Goodchild, Turnham Hall on the River Ouse near Hemingbrough.
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