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Icomb Place

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

In the civil parish of Icomb.
In the historic county of Gloucestershire.
Modern Authority of Gloucestershire.
1974 county of Gloucestershire.
Medieval County of Worcestershire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SP21082243
Latitude 51.90002° Longitude -1.69502°

Icomb Place has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law*.


Manor house. Rebuilt c1420, probably by Sir John Blaket (q.v. monument in the Church of St Mary, Icomb) on the site of an earlier moated manor house, altered mid-late C17, partially demolished early-mid C20. The former plan comprised ranges of buildings set around two courtyards with the hall at the centre and the northern (entrance) range set skew to the remainder of the plan. Most of the range forming the southern side of this plan, was demolished early-mid C20. (Listed Building Report)

Icomb Place. Early 15th century Manor house, restored circa 1909 and intact except for the southern range of the S court. Part dates from 1232. Royce refers to 'the remains of a broad deep moat'....a possible earlier defence of the site. Grade 2. (VCH: Royce 1869: Verey: Listed Building Report)
A large country residence in excellent condition. There are no traces of a moat (F1 ASP 24-JUN-77). (PastScape)

The present building is provided with no contrivances nor arrangements for protection in case of assault. There are, indeed, remains of a deep and wide moat, on the side of usual approach, fed by springs in the neighbour hill. Such moat would, however, have been excavated rather for the defence of some smaller, yet sturdier, predecessor of the present Place. (Royce 1882)

Royce's 'moat' was, presumably, the pool in front of the house. There is nothing to suggests this encircled the house at any time.
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