Annesley Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameAnnesley Hall
Alternative NamesAnelegh
Historic CountryNottinghamshire
Modern AuthorityNottinghamshire
1974 AuthorityNottinghamshire
Civil ParishAnnesley

The house is said to incorporate the walls of the mediaeval hall; most of the present structure is seventeenth century. (Listed building record)

Gatehouse Comments

Suggested as a site for the strong 'house in the forest of Shirewood' mentioned in 1220 since the nearby motte and bailey is referred to as the old castle in a near contemporary document and the Hall has some possible medieval masonry. Geophysical survey of the motte and bailey showed ridge and furrow over the bailey possibly suggestion the site was abandoned at a relatively early date and supporting a medieval origin for this house site, although quite how defensive a building it was remains open to question.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 2 listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSK503523
Latitude53.0657501220703
Longitude-1.24995005130768
Eastings450350
Northings352330
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Books

  • Wright, James, 2008, Castles of Nottinghamshire (Nottinghamshire County Council) p. 11
  • Cooper, Nicholas, 1999, Houses of the Gentry, 1480-1680 (Yale University Press) p. 282
  • Pevsner, Nikolaus; revised by Elizabeth Williamson, 1979, Buildings of England: Nottinghamshire (London) p. 55

Journals

  • Speight, Sarah, 1994, 'Early Medieval Castles in Nottinghamshire' Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire Vol. 98 p. 63, 66
  • Barley, M.W., 1983, 'An aisled hall at Annesley Hall, Nottinghamshire' Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire Vol. 87 p. 85-86