Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

Alternative NamesIham; Hiham
Historic CountrySussex
Modern AuthorityEast Sussex
1974 AuthorityEast Sussex
Civil ParishIcklesham

Sir Richard Guldeford was granted, in 1487, a licence to crenellate his manor at Higham, Sussex.

Gatehouse Comments

This was, presumably, the settlement of Iham, around the, now demolished, church of St Leonard directly northwest of New Winchelsea. Since he was granted the manor to fund building a fort at Camber, the the licence to crenellate may be a bit of an honorific. There doesn't seem to be a manor house of any sort at Iham. See also the record for Winchelsea Castle. Given map reference for site of St Leonard's church.

- Philip Davis

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

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County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ901175
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  • Emery, Anthony, 2006, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 3 Southern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 440

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1914, Calendar of Patent Rolls Henry VII (1485-94) Vol. 1 p. 151 online copy