Monument record THD 002 - Rishangles Lodge

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Moat. Lodge associated with Rishangles deer park.


Grid reference Centred TM 156 681 (168m by 138m)
Map sheet TM16NE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Moat. Parts of square, with outlying ponds. Isolated, occupied. Site of country house of Edward Grimston Esq., citizen and mercer of London (died 1478, buried in Thorndon Church)(S1).
Lodge of deer park called Rishangles Park (see THD 019). In the 1420s the lodge was leased by the de la Poles to the Grimston family. Edward Grimston (d.1478) of Rishangles Lodge was an ambassador to the court of Burgundy in 1449. Edward Grimston III (d.1599) was Comptroller of Calais 1553-8. Family had moved away by the early C17 and sold the property towards the end of that century (S2-S4).

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM16NE5,.
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 35, (3), 1983, 243.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: annotated maplet.
  • <S2> (No record type): Farver E, `Rishangles Lodge', E Anglian Miscellany 1925, No 7, 121-7, 163.
  • <S3> (No record type): Hoppitt R, `A Study of the Development of Parks in Suffolk from the 11th to the 17th century', PhD t.
  • <S4> (No record type): SAU, Martin E, notes on moats.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH). 617.
  • <S6> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments.

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Feb 17 2022 11:08AM

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