Keys to the Past

Possible site of Manor House, Gainford Hall (Gainford)

This is probably the site of the medieval manor house of Gainford. Bishop Beck (1283-1310) is recorded as building or repairing a castle at Gainford; this was probably a fortified manor house. Its precise location is not known though it is possible its remains may be the large earthworks behind Gainford Hall.

Reference number:D1589
Historical period: Medieval (1066 to 1540)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Gainford

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