In 1316, Alicia de Leyegrave (Alice de Leygrave) was supposedly granted, by Edward II, (In year 9 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Torneston (Torweston Manor, Sampford Brett)
Alicia de Leyegrave ... mansum ... de Torneston, Somerset. (Turner and Parker)
Although this document has been considered by some as a licence to crenellate it is rejected as a licence.
Although Parker list this separately from the licence to the same place granted to Adam le Bret, at the request of Alice de Leyegrave, Gatehouse can not find a separate entry in the rolls and concludes that somehow Parker has managed to duplicate the entry.
Significant later sources are;
Turner, T.H. and Parker, J.H., 1859, Some account of Domestic Architecture in England (Oxford) Vol. 3 part 2 p. 407 online copy
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Record created by Philip Davis. This record last updated on Sunday, October 4, 2015.