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Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Sculcotes; Scowscotes

In the civil parish of Kingston upon Hull.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of Kingston upon Hull; City of.
1974 county of Humberside.
Medieval County of Yorkshire East Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: TA097307
Latitude 53.76124° Longitude -0.33644°

Sculcoates has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.


Licence to crenellate granted to John Grey of Rotherfield in 1346 and repeated in 1348.

There was a manor-house in Sculcoates by 1346; in that year John Grey received a licence to fortify it. It stood on the river bank in the 17th century but had disappeared by the 1780s. From about 1312 until 1330 Robert de Moreby, who had married the widow of John de Grey the elder, shared the lordship of the manor with John de Grey the younger. In 1376 Robert de Grey granted the manor to John de Neville. (VCH)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1346 Dec 10 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).
A Royal licence to crenellate was confirmed in 1348 Feb 22.


Not in PastScape, no obvious site for manor house on 1st edition OS map, now a built up part of the city of Kingston upon Hull. Map reference given is for site of parish church, which presumably this presumably fortified manor was close to.
16 years after getting sole possession suggests the licence to crenellate was not about confirming ownership. Possibly money from the french wars allowed the funding of a new building (John was involved in the Crecy expedition) although, Gatehouse suspects, little building took place before the Black Death in 1349 and that this was never much of a residential manor for the de Grey's which made it's disposal, in the more financially difficult 1370's, fairly easy.
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