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In 1316, Alicia de Leyegrave (Alice de Leygrave) was supposedly granted, by Edward II, (In year 9 of his reign) a Royal licence to crenellate Torneston (Torweston Manor, Sampford Brett)
Alicia de Leyegrave ... mansum ... de Torneston, Somerset. (Turner and Parker)

Although this document has been considered by some as a licence to crenellate it is rejected as a licence.


Although Parker list this separately from the licence to the same place granted to Adam le Bret, at the request of Alice de Leyegrave, Gatehouse can not find a separate entry in the rolls and concludes that somehow Parker has managed to duplicate the entry.

Significant later sources are;

More information about licences to crenellate can be found here.

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Record created by Philip Davis. This record last updated on Sunday, October 4, 2015.