This is a 14th century fortified manor house. It was fortified as a precaution against commando raids by the French in the 14th and 15th century and has been the home of the Gilbert’s for six hundred years.

The great hall and buttery were added around 1350 and in 1370 the house was enlarged.

During the reign of Henry VIII the defences were put into order adding towers, gun ports, loopholes, crenelated portcullis and a high curtain wall.

It is currently owned by the National Trust.

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