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Monument Name Ruins of Old Woodham Walter Hall
SMR Number 39114
Summary Early C16 manor house, now ruined.
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Description Early C16 manor house, now ruined. Listed Building Description: TL 80 NW WOODHAM WALTER OFF OAK FARM ROAD 3/198 Ruins of Old Woodham Walter Hall 10.1.53 - II Ruins of Manor House early C16 or earlier. Red brick with some diapering in black headers. The brick wall bases are not continuous above ground. Sections follow the inner wall of the moat and vary in height from ground level to approx. 5 metres. There are buttresses and walls of a former cellar. C13 and C15 tiles have been found on site. Fishponds mentioned C13 and C14 and still in existence C17. The moat is roughly square plan and encloses a mound to the south east. The fishponds appear to extend along the eastern edge. The site is very overgrown and archaeological research is necessary for an accurate assessment. Thomas, Earl of Sussex succeeded the Manor on the death of his father Henry Fitzwalter 1557. Queen Mary Tudor sheltered here before her accession. It is believed the original Church lies within the grounds of the Hall, part of a medieval coffin lid was seen at the edge of the moat at the time of the re-survey. Thomas obtained a licence from Queen Elizabeth 26 June 1562 to build a new church where he should think proper qv. 3/178. Listing NGR: TL8129806364
Monument Type(s) MANOR HOUSE (Dated 1500AD to 1599AD)
Monument Class(es) BRICK
Period 1500AD to 1599AD Medieval
Status Listed Building (EH)
Administration Area WOODHAM WALTER, MALDON, ESSEX
National Grid Reference Square: TL80NW
Ref: 812063
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Sources Photograph : ECC Historic Buildings Photo Print Archive (unknown) 3 frames, 12/1984 Dated : 1970-1993 c.