Tamerton Foliot

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameTamerton Foliot
Alternative NamesTamerton Foliatt; Tamer
Historic CountryDevonshire
Modern AuthorityPlymouth; City of
1974 AuthorityDevon
Civil ParishPlymouth

Medieval borough first mentioned in 1298. John Ocle was granted a licence to crenellate his house here in 1335. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

There may have more than one manor in the parish of Tamerton Foliot and Ocle's house may have been away from the town centre. Research needs to done to identify Ocle's house with any certainty. Given map reference is for parish church.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSX471608
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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)
  • Beresford, M.W. and Finberg, H.P.R., 1973, English medieval boroughs : a hand-list (‪David & Charles‬) p. 98
  • Turner, T.H. and Parker, J.H., 1859, Some account of Domestic Architecture in England (Oxford) Vol. 3 Part 2 p. 411 online copy


  • Higham, R.A., 1988, 'Devon Castles: an annotated list' Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society Vol. 46 p. 142-9

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1895, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward III (1334-38) Vol. 3 p. 166 online copy