Killegrews, Margaretting

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameKillegrews, Margaretting
Alternative NamesShenfields
Historic CountryEssex
Modern AuthorityEssex
1974 AuthorityEssex
Civil ParishMargaretting

Moated site of medieval date surrounding Killigrews House. The moat site includes a trapezoidal island which measures a maximum of 46m north-south and 48m east-west. The island is contained by a water-filled moat measuring up to 12m wide and at least 3m deep. The island is revetted with walls of early C16 brick, of which only a small section still stands to its original height of 2m. Octagonal brick turrets are built into the north west and south west corners of the walls and are also C16 in date. Both the walls and the corner turrets, which are Listed Grade 2-star, have loopholes set into them. The house and the moated site were originally known as Shenfields, after the messuage which was held by William de Shenvils in 1529, is thought to have been built in either the late C15 or early C16 by John Berdefeld. (PastScape)

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceTL688027
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  • Goodall, John, 2011, The English Castle 1066-1650 (Yale University Press) p. 459
  • RCHME, 1921, An inventory of the historical monuments in Essex Vol. 2 (central and south-west) p. 185-6 no. 2 online transcription