The Manor House in 2011.
Location within Channel Islands
|Alternative names||Le Manoir de Samarès|
|Town or city||Parish of St. Clement|
|Construction started||13th Century|
Samarès Manor (Jèrriais: Mangni d'Sanmathès) is a manor house with medieval origins in the Vingtaine de Samarès, in the parish of St. Clement in Jersey, and is the traditional home of the Seigneur de Samarès. The name Samarès is an old French word meaning salt-marsh, and much of the low-lying surrounding areas are or were coastal marshes.
The gardens are open to the public from April until October.
The oldest part of the house is the undercroft thought to be a crypt dedicated to Saint Martha, dating from the 11th or 12th century. Today, the west-wing of the manor house is above the undercroft. The original building, possibly a chapel, which once stood above the crypt is no longer present.
The manor house is a H-plan building with a number of Tudor arched windows on the ground floor.
The round colombier (dovecote) is believed to be the oldest in Jersey and may date to as early as the 12th century.
Samarès Manor farm lies directly to east of the manor house. Many of the buildings are now used as self-catering accommodation.
- https://www.mygov.je//Planning/Pages/HistoricEnvironmentDetail.aspx?s=3&r=CL0085 Historic Document Reference : CL0085
- "The Sir James Knott Trust | Knott family history". Knott-trust.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
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