Published by English Heritage
This major report, published by English Heritage,
is a detailed account of archeological investigations carried out during the restoration of the
house. It describes the large scale excavations which brought to light the medieval manor house
and its associated landscape. It includes a history of the Poyntz family and the discovery of the
remarkable fact that the surviving building was built as a lodging for Henry VIII on his progress
round the region in the summer of 1535. Possibly because of the house’s neglect in the 20th century,
much detail survived which might have otherwise been swept away during earlier renovations. Notable
discoveries included a very fine frieze in renaissance style as well as a remarkable collection
of contemporary pottery, glass and other domestic articles recovered from the moat.
A book for those with a keen interest in 16th century
artefacts and architecture.
Paperback 276 x 219mm, 444 pages 20 colour and 279 black & white illustrations
ISBN 1 873592 63 9
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