Warmingham Manor House

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are earthwork remains

NameWarmingham Manor House
Alternative NamesWarmincham
Historic CountryCheshire
Modern AuthorityCheshire
1974 AuthorityCheshire
Civil ParishWarmingham

The site of the house fortified by Sir John Trussel 12 Edw.III, adjoins the south side of Warmingham church and is still marked by strong earthworks (Ormerod). The feature is at SJ 70976106 and may be the remains of a rectilinear moat of uneven sides. The east side consists of a wide pond, now dry with outer retaining bank. The north side and part of the west side consists of a largely filled-in hollow extending through a graveyard and cottage garden. There are indications that the south side was never constructed. There is no trace of an associated building (Field Investigators Comments–F1 JR 25-MAY-64) Sir Thomas Trussell was granted a licence to crenellate his manor house in 1349 (Emery). (PastScape)

This moated site is immediately south of the church and was the site of a house fortified by Sir John Trussel. The moat survives as a wide rectangular pond, now dry, with outer retaining bank. The north and south arms can be traced as a shallow depressions though there is no evidence of the west arm. It is possible that the moat was never completed as the Tithe Award Map does not show a complete circuit. (Cheshire HER)

Gatehouse Comments

Emery writes Sir Thomas Trussell obtained a licence to crenellate in 1349 (he references Ormerod). The first edition of Ormerod actually states 'Sir John Trussel had licence to fortify it {Warmincham} 12 Edw. III. {1338-39}. This seems to be a reference to the licence for Cubleston identified as Kibbleston, Staffordshire. Ormerod seems to have misread the reference to the licence in Dugdale and the error seems to have been made worse by Emery.

- Philip Davis

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSJ709610
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  • Emery, Anthony, 2000, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 2 East Anglia, Central England and Wales (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 477
  • Ormerod, G., 1882 (2edn), History of the County Palatine and city of Chester (London) Vol. 3 p. 231
  • Ormerod, G., 1819, History of the County Palatine and city of Chester (London) Vol. 3 p. 120 (tenurial history) online copy
  • Lysons, 1798, Magna Britannia Vol. 2 p. 808


  • Dugdale, Wm., 1656, The Antiquities of Warwickshire (Thomas Warren) p. 538 online copy