Cowley Manor, Ecclesfield

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameCowley Manor, Ecclesfield
Alternative NamesColley
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthoritySheffield
1974 AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Civil ParishEcclesfield

The site of the old Cowley Manor, a castle-like moated house, is visible on an eminence behind the present building. It was demolished in the early 17th century. Apart from a scatter of stones and an uneven ground surface, at SK 36009568, there is nothing to indicate the site of the house, nor is there any trace of a moat. Survey of the earthworks to the NW of the present house which probably represent the site of the moat and manor house. It seems probable that the main part of the site has been removed by a 19th century quarry. (PastScape)

Dodsworth was informed that the Mounteneys had "great woods, and abundance of redd deare, and a stately castle-like house moated about, pulled down not long since by, the Earl of Salop after he had purchased the land." The site of the old building is still visible on an eminence at the back of the present house. (Eastwood)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSK360956
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  • Hey, David, 2003, Medieval South Yorkshire (Landmark Publishing) p. 88
  • Eastwood, J., 1862, History of the parish of Ecclesfield p. 355-59 online copy


  • Roger Dodsworth (d. 1654) 162 vols of manuscripts held in the Bodleian Library Oxford


  • 1980, CBA Group 4 Yorkshire Archaeological Register p. 5