Fiddleford Manor House

This fine 14th-century manor house on the banks of the river Stour has changed much over the centuries, but may of its medieval features survive.

Believed to be the site of a mill in the Domesday Book (1086), the land at Fiddleford was owned by the abbots of Glastonbury during the Middle Ages. In the 14th century a manor house was built her, most likelyby William Latimer, sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. In  the 16th century Fiddleford manor passed to a Catholic merchant from Poole, Thomas White. Around the end of the 17th century it belonged to the Freke family, whose descendant, the Pitt-Rivers family, own it today.

The medieval manor included gardens, orchards, a dovecote and a watermill, as well as over a hundred acres of meadow and pasture. *

Fiddleford Manor House

Fiddleford Manor House

Fiddleford Manor House

Fiddleford Manor House

Fiddleford Manor House

Fiddleford Manor House

*From an information board next to the manor

12 Comments CherryPie on Sep 8th 2019

12 Responses to “Fiddleford Manor House”

  1. Hasn’t Pitt one of your prime ministers.
    Coffee is on

  2. The Yum List says:

    Wow. What an incredible ceiling.

  3. The roof rafters and beams look fascinating.
    Like interlocking antlers.

  4. That’s a new one on me – love it – especially that roof! We are lucky, having places like this to see.

  5. Ayush says:

    the place, especially the interiors, looks like it could be used for a movie set with suitable lighting and so on, CP. i am no expert but indeed there is a strong medieval appeal to this structure.

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