Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

Alternative NamesCulverton; Willington Court
Historic CountryGloucestershire
Modern AuthorityGloucestershire
1974 AuthorityGloucestershire
Civil ParishSandhurst

Henricus de Wylyngton obtained, in 1318, a licence to crenellate is 'mansum' at Culverden, Gloucestershre.

Gatehouse Comments

The de Wylyington's were a Gloucestershire knightly family. The index of the CPR writes "Culverton (in Sandhurst Parish)". Culverton is not marked or named on either the modern or 1st edition OS map but there is a Willington Court in Sandhurst parish, which dates from the C16 but has earlier origins. It seems entirely probably that this is the site of the Wylyngton's house. Willington Court Members of the Willington family were lords of Sandhurst manor from c.1200 until 1396. The manor house, perhaps originally moated, contains part of a medieval stone tower with walls up to 1.8m thick. The timber-framed block was added in the 16th century and major renovations and additions were made in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. (VCH Draft 2010)

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

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OS Map Grid ReferenceSO834237
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  • Emery, Anthony, 2006, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 3 Southern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 211
  • Turner, T.H. and Parker, J.H., 1859, Some account of Domestic Architecture in England (Oxford) Vol. 3 Part 2 p. 407 online copy

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1903, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward II (1317-21) Vol. 3 p. 141 online copy