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Wheatley Hall

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Whetele

In the civil parish of Doncaster.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of Doncaster.
1974 county of South Yorkshire.
Medieval County of Yorkshire West Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: SE58810532
Latitude 53.54126° Longitude -1.11402°

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

There are no visible remains.

Description

Now lost Wheatley Hall for which a licence to crenellate was granted to John Sandal in 1311.

The medieval Wheatley Hall, for which a licence to crenellate was granted in 1311, was probably on the site of the later buildings erected in 1680 by Cooke, the second baronet, and is now lost under post-war redevelopment. (Magilton)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1311 April 2 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).

Comments

Although the area has been much redeveloped both in the C17 and C20 there are still considerable bits of open land here which may have some archaeological potential. The form of the licenced C14 house is not know but the site is river flood plain and build a moat for this house would have been relatively easy and a sensible flood protection and, therefore, a moat, as the predominate fashion for such houses, is likely. The relatively easy demolition in 1680 and building of a new house, not incorporation earlier features, may perhaps suggest the C14 house was relatively slightly built and probably mainly of timber construction. There is nothing to suggest this house was fundamentally different for any of a dozen other moated houses in the flood-plain of the River Don which did not have licences to crenelllate.
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