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Sheriffhales Manor House

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

In the civil parish of Sheriffhales.
In the historic county of Shropshire.
Modern Authority of Shropshire.
1974 county of Shropshire.
Medieval County of Shropshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SJ75651210
Latitude 52.70609° Longitude -2.36168°

Sheriffhales Manor House has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.

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


The manor house, dating back to temp Eliz I, later the Dower House of the Dukes of Sutherland, who lived at Lilleshall Hall, was lately restored and is now scheduled (Shropshire Magazine 1952).
A half-timbered farmhouse with plaster infilling. It has been modernised and much of the timberwork has been renewed. Not outstanding (F1 ASP 07-AUG-75).
House. Late C16, C17, and heavily restored circa 1952. Timber framed with much planted tuber and rendered infill panels, decorated with concave lozenges and balusters in porch and cross wing. C2O tile roofs with partial catslide over outshut to rear. Irregular cruciform plan with 4 framed bays to left, projecting 4 framed bay gabled cross wing off-centre to right, 3 framed bays to right, and 2 storey gabled porch off-centre to left. 2 storeys and garret with 2 storey and attic cross wing. Grade II (Listed Building Report).
This may be on the site of a fortified manor house of William Trussell of Cublesdon, who was licenced to crenellate his manor house at 'Shirreneshales' in 1367 (Jackson 1988). (PastScape)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1367 Oct 26 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).


The C14 house could have been moated but there is nothing to suggest it was not also mainly timber like its successor.
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