Tharston Manor (1329 - 1400)


Tharston Hall
(Grid Ref: TM 191 939)

In 1317, Richard de Therston and Cecily his wife, settled Tharston Manor, or St Omers' on themselves for life, and then to Ralph de St Omer; and it soon after divided into two parts, for in 1329, Richard and Cecily held one part of Bukenham Castle at a quarter of a fee, and William Jermy and Ellen his wife, held the other half of the said castle, at the other quarter of the fee*, but before 1401, St Omers part was joined in Will. Rees, Esq who was lord.

* In 1303 John Jermy and Isabell his wife purchased of Roger de Hales, 3 messuages, 120 acres of land, 4 of meadow, 8 of pasture, 15 of wood, and 20s rent in Tharston, Waketon and Forncett, which was held in the time of Henry III by Roger de Wynthsted. Jermy's manor continued in the family through 1514. In 1561 Francis Jermy had livery of it, and in 1609 Robert Cock jnr had it.

Ref: Blomefield, F. 1805. Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.

Brick manor house with blue diapering, stepped end-gables and two storey porch with shaped gable. Good contemporary chimneys, but altered fenestration.

Ref: Kenworthy-Browne, et al. 1981. Burkes' and Savills guide to Country Houses: Volume 3 - East Anglia.

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