Hatch Arundell Manor House, Loddiswell

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameHatch Arundell Manor House, Loddiswell
Alternative NamesHaicche Arundell
Historic CountryDevonshire
Modern AuthorityDevon
1974 AuthorityDevon
Civil ParishLoddiswell

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)

Gatehouse Comments

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.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceSX710469
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  • Higham, Robert A., 1999, 'Castles, Fortified Houses and Fortified Towns in the Middle Ages' in Kain, R. and Ravenhill, W., Historical Atlas of South-West England (University of Exeter Press) p. 136-43
  • Salter, Mike, 1999, The Castles of Devon and Cornwall (Malvern: Folly Publications) p. 87 (slight)


  • Higham, R.A., 1988, 'Devon Castles: an annotated list' Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society Vol. 46 p. 142-9
  • Richel, O.J., 1913, Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Exploration Society Vol. 45 p. 191, 202

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1927, Calendar of Charter Rolls 5 Henry VI - 8 Henry VIII, AD 1427-1516, with an appendix, 1215-1288 Vol. 6. (HMSO) p. 188 online copy


  • Waterhouse, R.E., 1989, Hatch Arundell - a medieval royal manor in South Devon (Devon HER parish file)
  • Higham, R.A., 1979, The Castles of Medieval Devon (University of Exeter PhD Thesis) p. 52 Downloadable from EThOS