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Eaton Tregoz Big Field, Foy

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Eaton in Fy; Hole in the Wall; Eton

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

OS Map Grid Reference: SO608283
Latitude 51.95181° Longitude -2.57179°

Eaton Tregoz Big Field, Foy has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.


Possible site of a fortified manor house. A licence to crenellate was granted in 1309. No trace of such a structure survives above ground.
Eaton Tregoz/Eaton-in-Foy (Hole-in-the-Wall). Local tradition of castle site. Reference in Kelly's Directory to the remains of a "strongly fortified castle", subsequently noted in 1867 as "the remains of some ancient building" at a site "now occupied by many cottages", may be attributable to a manorial building for which a licence to crenellate was obtained in 1309. Court Farm SO 609285 noted by O'Donnell as the traditional site of castle (O'Donnell 1972). (PastScape)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1309 Dec 14 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).


Considerable amounts of lime plaster were found on field walking in the 2003 History Detectives TV programme, suggestive of high status building. Suggested as fortified manor replacing Camp Field Motte and Bailey, possibly after 1309 licence to crenellate was granted to William Grandison. Eaton was a Domesday village which took the name of the Tregoz family, which was deserted possibly in C14.
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