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Wiverton Hall

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Welton; Warton

In the civil parish of Wiverton.
In the historic county of Nottinghamshire.
Modern Authority of Nottinghamshire.
1974 county of Nottinghamshire.
Medieval County of Nottinghamshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SK713363
Latitude 52.91977° Longitude -0.94047°

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

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law*.


Small 19th century country house, built as a gatehouse in the late 15th century. It was converted in 1814 in Tudor Revival Style: ashlar with 19th century rendered brickwork and a hipped slate roof. Wiverton Hall was destroyed during the Civil War. The attached chapel of St Lawrence, now vanished, was in ruins in 1677. (PastScape)

Built by Thomas Chaworth about 1448. All except the gatehouse was destroyed in the Civil War. The gatehouse was standing in 1905, having been incorporated into the modern house (Musters 1903; 1904).
The hall was burned after the rebellion.
Sir Thomas Chaworth's large new manor house was built c.1448. A plan of John Smithson shows an extensive complex of manor house buildings to which the then owner George Chaworth wished to make some alterations. The building complex covered about 0.4 of an acre behind the present Hall. The whole complex was pulled down and ruined by Parliamentarians in 1645, with the exception of the gatehouse. (Coleman 1979) Taking the other areas of archaeological interest into account such as the moat to the N and the site of the hall itself, perhaps the SAM area should be extended to include c 3Ha centring on the existing hall.
A stone quoin and foundations of the earlier building (identified with one shown on Smythson's plan) were found immediately beneath the SW corner of the present gable end (of the brick cottage) (Lindsey Archaeological Service). (Nottinghamshire HER)
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