Blithfield Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains

NameBlithfield Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryStaffordshire
Modern AuthorityStaffordshire
1974 AuthorityStaffordshire
Civil ParishBlithfield

A listed country house of late medieval origin, although now comprising largely of 16th century fabric. The house is of plastered brick construction to an earlier timber frame and has mid 18th century additions (probably by Richard Trubshaw). Blithfield Hall has been the home of the Bagot family since the late 14th century (Staffordshire HER)

There is a single length of moat in the grounds of Blithfield Hall, from which little can be deduced (Hammer). The house was extended over the moat in 1769 (PastScape).

Gatehouse Comments

C15 quadrangular moated manor house with considerable later development including extensive Gothick work in the 1820s. Some late C16 work remains but nothing about those remains is suggestive of a fortified house.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

This is a Grade 1 listed building protected by law

Historic England Scheduled Monument Number
Historic England Listed Building number(s)
Images Of England
Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSK045239
Latitude52.8131408691406
Longitude-1.93466997146606
Eastings404510
Northings323930
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Books

  • Emery, Anthony, 2000, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 2 East Anglia, Central England and Wales (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 343
  • Pevsner, N., 1974, Buildings of England: Staffordshire (London, Penguin) p. 72-3
  • Lynam, Charles, 1908, 'Ancient Earthworks' in Page, Wm. (ed), VCH Staffordshire Vol. 1 p. 358 (homestead moat) online copy

Journals

  • 1984 Moated Sities Research Group Vol. 11 p. 25
  • Hammer, M.E., 1974, 'The Moated Sites of Staffordshire' Staffordshire Archaeology Vol. 3 p. 41
  • Country Life Vol. 116 p. 1488, 1576, 1664