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Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Binamy; Binnany; Binnoway; Binomy; Biname; Biename; Bynnamy: Stratton

In the civil parish of Bude Stratton.
In the historic county of Cornwall.
Modern Authority of Cornwall.
1974 county of Cornwall.
Medieval County of Cornwall.

OS Map Grid Reference: SS21920575
Latitude 50.82390° Longitude -4.52986°

Binhamy has been described as a certain Fortified Manor House.

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.


Situated on a low slightly south sloping spur at approximately 40.0m OD is the moated site of "Bynnamy". The scrub and tree covered interior with amorphous mounds and hollows occupies 0.15 hectares, being approximately 60.0 m northwest to southeast and 25.0 m northeast to southwest. The moat, 2.2 m deep, is mostly dry and has a fragmentary small inner bank up to 3.0 m wide and 0.3 m high. The original water supply is conjectural. Of the two causewayed entrances the southern appears to be modern and that on the north side to be the original. Banks of upcast surround the moat on three sides. The much reduced bank on the east appears to be original, being 8.0 m wide and 0.4 m high. Those to the south and west have been utilized as field banks. The interior of the site is a confusion of amorphous mounds, hollows, and some fragmentary walling. (PastScape–ref. Field Investigators Comments F1 NJA 28-OCT-77)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1335 Jan 30 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).

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