Burton Agnes Manor House

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Manor House, Burton Agnes

Burton Agnes Manor House is an English Heritage property, located in the village of Burton Agnes, East Riding of Yorkshire, England only a few metres away from the newer Burton Agnes Hall.

It is a surviving example of a Norman manor house with a well-preserved Norman undercroft, and was encased in 18th-century brickwork. It is now a Grade I listed building.[1]

History[edit]

The manor house was built between 1170 and 1180 by Roger de Stuteville, The manor house and village were named after his daughter.[2] Both passed by marriage into the hands of the Somerville family in 1274 and then by marriage to the Griffith family c.1323. A descendent Sir Walter Griffith is believed to have restored the hall and added the present roof in the 15th century.

In 1654 the estate passed from Sir Henry Griffith to his nephew Sir Francis Boynton, and still remains in the ownership of the Boynton family.

References[edit]

  1. ^ English Heritage. "Burton Agnes Manor House (1280994)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 12 August 2013 .
  2. ^ "Burton Agnes Hall: Norman Manor House". Retrieved 25 July 2013. 

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Coordinates: 54°03′12″N 0°19′03″W / 54.053420°N 0.317370°W / 54.053420; -0.317370