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Hayes Court

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Southall Manor; Southall Park; Stanford le Mote; Cranford le mote

In the civil parish of Hounslow.
In the historic county of London and Middlesex.
Modern Authority of London Borough of Hounslow.
1974 county of Greater London.
Medieval County of Middlesex.

OS Map Grid Reference: TQ10457839
Latitude 51.49378° Longitude -0.41073°

Hayes Court has been described as a probable Palace.

There are earthwork remains.


Residence of Archbishops of Canterbury, remained in the possession of the see of Canterbury until 1545. There was almost certainly a manor-house in Hayes from an early date, as in 1095 Archbishop Anselm was ordered by the king to move to Hayes so as to be nearer Windsor. A hall, two granges, and a cattle shed are mentioned in 1398, and numerous minor repairs to the hall and other manorial buildings are recorded in the later C15. The site of the manor, presumably the house and garden, was occupied by the farmer, Richard Millett, in 1594, and in 1598 the dwelling and outhouses stood in 6 a. of land. During the early C17 the house, called Hayes Court, continued to be occupied by the Milletts. This house could have been Southall manorhouse, and not that of Hayes. This seems likely since in 1800 the 'mansion-house' of the manor of Hayes was the house called Southall Park. (VCH, 1971)
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