Etchingham Manor

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameEtchingham Manor
Alternative Names
Historic CountrySussex
Modern AuthorityEast Sussex
1974 AuthorityEast Sussex
Civil ParishEtchingham

A small castle or fortified manor-house stood on the site of the Railway Station at Etchingham (Leeney).

There is no trace of a castle or fortified manor house in the area of Etchingham railway station. A map dated c1850 shows a house surrounded by a water feature, which Leeney may have assumed to have been a defensive moat. Little remains of the water-feature save for drainage ditches on the W side of the station, none of which can be said to resemble a moat. (East Sussex HER)

Gatehouse Comments

The archaeological database records seem to be somewhat dismissive of this as a defensible manor although the C19 histories (i.e John Marius Wilson, 1870-71, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales cited in A vision of Britain), although slight, seem to be confident in the assertion the site was moated before the railway was constructed.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTQ714264
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  • Vivian, Sylvanus P., 1953, The Manor of Etchingham cum Salehurst (Sussex Record Society 53)
  • Holland, L.E., History of Etchingham (otherwise unidentified source given in PastScape)


  • Leeney, O.H., 1948, Sussex Archaeological Collections Vol. 87 p. 200