Information for record number MWA10296:
Possible site of Weston House

Summary Country house built by Sir Edward Belknap with the profits from sheep farming. Demolished circa 1730. The site is uncertain.
What Is It?  
Type: Country House
Period: Post-medieval (1540 AD - 1739 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Weston under Wetherley
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 35 68
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

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1 Sir Edward Belknap’s house at Weston-under-Wetherley was built with the profits from sheep farming (on a new site?). It was demolished in the 1730s. The site is uncertain but probably close to the current Weston Hall farm.
2 No house is marked on Beighton's map of 1725 so it must have gone by then.
3 The house almost certainly lay within the moat 100m to the NE.
4 However, this is the site of the later post-medieval Weston Hall which is still marked on the 1905 OS map.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Warwickshire Houses
Author/originator: Tyack, G.
Date: 1994
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Source No: 2
Source Type: Map
Title: Beighton's Map of Warwickshire
Author/originator: Beighton
Date: 1725
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Source No: 3
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Pers. Comm.
Author/originator: B Gethin
Date: 2013 onwards
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Source No: 4
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Pers. Comm.
Author/originator: B Gethin
Date: 2013 onwards
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period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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monument COUNTRY HOUSE * The rural residence of a country gentleman. back
monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument MOAT * A wide ditch surrounding a building, usually filled with water. Use for moated sites, not defensive moats. Use with relevant site type where known, eg. MANOR HOUSE, GARDEN, etc. back
monument FARM * A tract of land, often including a farmhouse and ancillary buildings, used for the purpose of cultivation and the rearing of livestock, etc. Use more specific type where known. back

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