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Laneham manor of the Archbishops of York

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

OS Map Grid Reference: SK80127630
Latitude 53.27757° Longitude -0.79986°

Laneham manor of the Archbishops of York has been described as a probable Palace.

There are no visible remains.


At Laneham a manor house belonging to the Archbishop of York and containing a chapel is listed under "vanished churches of which the sites are known". (TTSH, 1942) It is recorded that Archbishop Corbridge died in this house on 22nd September 1304 (VCH) What could be the remains of a moat are shown on OS 1:2500 1885, but is now a pond at SK 80127630 on OS 6" 1956. Local enquiries at Church Laneham were negative regarding the site of the former manor house. There is no mention in the parish church of any local possessions of the See of York and inspection of maps held by the County Record Office was also fruitless. The suggested "moat" remains have been ploughed out and are now under crop; this field was deep ploughed last winter (1972/73) for the first time, the farmer states that no foundations were encountered and no archaeological finds were made (Field Investigators Comments–F1 FDC 24-JUL-74). (PastScape)

The archaeological field investigator FDC seems fairly dismissive of there being an episcopal residence here but the historical evidence of letters being written from Laneham and the location, near the River Trent are clear although clearly the palace was modest and of timber.
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