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Hatch Arundell Manor House, Loddiswell

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Haicche Arundell

In the civil parish of Loddiswell.
In the historic county of Devonshire.
Modern Authority of Devon.
1974 county of Devon.
Medieval County of Devon.

OS Map Grid Reference: SX71014696
Latitude 50.30844° Longitude -3.81281°

Hatch Arundell Manor House, Loddiswell has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.

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


At Hatch Arundell. Identified by Waterhouse as "the mansion house called the hall" referred to in a 1637 land division document. Remains consist of part of the S. wall with fragmentary remains of a wide doorway, the stub end of a N-S internal wall, part of a window with slate sill, a narrow outer doorway, an external arch and, in the S.W. Corner, the shell of a spiral staircase. A 3m length of the end wall is now incorporated into the farmyard wall. Most of the building was destroyed in 1975. Waterhouse gives a hypothetical reconstruction of the building in its original form. (Devon and Dartmoor HER)

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1462 Sept 20 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).


Complex of farmbuildings and C16 or C17 house (Grade 2 listed) of L shaped plan is probably built on the site of C15 crenellated Manor House. A licence to crenellate was granted to Thomas Gille in 1462. The same licence allowed him to empark 60 arces and this small and token deer park probably lay in the valley to the west of the building. If the current buildings were on the footprint of the C15 building then it seem probably a courtyard house was either built or intended.
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