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Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Hawridge; Hartridge

In the civil parish of Cranbrook.
In the historic county of Kent.
Modern Authority of Kent.
1974 county of Kent.
Medieval County of Kent.

OS Map Grid Reference: TQ77473983
Latitude 51.13021° Longitude 0.53499°

Hertrigge has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.


Emery writes 'In 1487 John Guldeford received a licence to crenellate his manors of Brockley, Halden, Hawridge and Tenterden in Kent.' The Calendar of the enrollment reads 'crenellate the manors or tenements of Halden, Tenterden, Brockle and Hertrigge, in the parishes of Rolvenden, Tenderden, Crambroke and Ebney, co. Kent'

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1487 Oct 6 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).


The last two parishes seem to have been swapped and this may be the manor of Hartridge in Cranbrook parish. Hasted gives a tenurial history of Hartride (sic) which may exclude it being a Guldeford property but also notes "THERE is an estate adjoining southward, once part of the above, called Lower Hartridge. It now belongs to Mr. Abraham Walter." He gives no other tenurial history for this Lower Hartridge manor. The Guldefords were linked to the Wilsfords of Hartridge via marriage (although that could be said of almost any Kent family of property). Was it possibly the Lower Hartridge manor started as a dower estate? Was the Hartridge manor briefly held by the Guldefords at the height of their political power before returning to the original owners?
Hartridge Manor at TQ77473983 is a grade II listed farmhouse dating back to the C17 which is presumably on the site of the medieval Hartridge manor house.
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