Monument details

HER Number:235/1/2
Type of record:Building
Name:Delves Hall or Doddington Castle


The owner of the manor, Sir John Delves obtained licence to crenellate 1365 and the surviving 3 storey pele tower is believed to have been the result of this. It is the only surviving structure on the site of a medieval moated manor house. In the 17th century the tower used to form one end of a Jacobean mansion. This building was demolished when the present mansion was built. The tower remained as a garden feature and at this time a 17th century staircase and 6 statues of The Black Prince, Audley and four Cheshire Knights was added.


Monument Types

  • FORTIFIED MANOR HOUSE (Fortified manor, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STAIR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOWER (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (old) (I) 5/20: Title not entered; Listed Building (I) 1330165: DELVES HALL

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