Ebrington Manor

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Ebrington Manor House, west front, 19th century engraving. St Eadburgha's Church, the parish church of Ebrington, is visible at left

Ebrington Manor is a grade II listed[1] manor house in the parish of Ebrington in Gloucestershire, England. Since 1476[2] it has been a seat of the Fortescue family, since 1789 Earls Fortescue.

Location[edit]

It is located within the village of Ebrington in Gloucestershire,[3][4] immediately to the south-west of the parish church of Ebrington.

History[edit]

It dates back to the fifteenth century, and was significantly altered twice, in the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.[5][2] An heraldic cartouche above the entrance door displays the arms of Fortescue impaling Aylmer,[6] representing Hugh Fortescue (1665–1719), and his second wife Lucy Aylmer, whom he married after 1708, a daughter of Matthew Aylmer, 1st Baron Aylmer (circa 1650–1720), grandparents of Hugh Fortescue, 1st Earl Fortescue (1753-1841).

Architecture[edit]

Entrance gate piers

It was listed as a grade II building by English Heritage on 25 August 1960.[4][5] The main entrance gate piers and the summer-house in the grounds are both grade II* listed buildings.[7][8]

See also[edit]

  • Castle Hill, Filleigh, Devon, principal seat of the Earls Fortescue until the death of the 5th Earl in 1958, who bequeathed it to his eldest daughter, Lady Margaret Fortescue, and bequeathed Weare Giffard Hall in Devon to his younger daughter. His brother and heir, the 6th Earl, was thus left with Ebrington as his seat, a more modest, although more ancient, possession of the Fortescue family.
  • Viscount Ebrington, secondary title of Earl Fortescue, borne as a courtesy title by his eldest son and heir apparent, who frequently resided at Ebrington during his father's lifetime.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 52°03′27″N 1°44′02″W / 52.0575°N 1.7338°W / 52.0575; -1.7338