Manor House Farm – Wayback When…

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I think its fascinating to delve into the past of a place you live and hope you will all share this fascination.  Below are some of the things we have discovered from different on-line sources as well as meeting 4 sets of previous owners since we have been here,  the children of the last tenant farmer, the Leasons, the people who started to bring the property to life Vere and Robert Punt, who we met when we first moved here but have now both sadly passed, the people who lived here as their home for over 30 years and the family of the persons estate we bought the property from.

Ulrome was recorded as Ulfram or Ulreham in 1086 and is beleived to be an Anglian name altered by Scandinavian influences meaning ‘Wulfhere’s or Wulfwaru’s homesead’.

In 1066 there were two manors of Ulrome held by Thorkil and Thorsten.

This passed to Drew de Bevrere and in 1086 was held by Erenbald, later it formed part of the Aumale fee.  The counts of Aumale, who held the land of Holderness for two hundred years, came into England at the end of the Conqueror’s reign.  They cam from Aumale in the north-estern corner of Normandy, the counts lost their Norman lands in 1204, but kept their continental title until the last Aumale heiress, died in 1274.  Most of the Aumale fee was later held by a family named from the place.  Its members may have included an abbot of Meaux and the 14th century artist-monk John of Ulrome.

Ulrome village is build along one single main street which extends east to west, building grouped at either end around village greens, the remains of these are triangles, one near the village pond one at the other end of the village.

If we go back even further there is reference in about AD150 by Ptolemy of a tribe in this area connected tot he Parisii of Gaul.

Evidence has been discovered dating from the pre-Roman Iron Age from excavating burial sites showing they were buried with chariots and swords whereas other burial sites where empty which evidences an influence from the areas of Western and Central Europe and although the Celtice Parisi occupied a small area they seem to have been more advanced culturally.  The name of the tribe was adopted as the French Capital.

This Site

This site occupies just under 5 acres with a house in the middle, the house dates from 1752 but there was a house here before this, we are unsure of the age of the outbuildings but they are of a particular character found only in this area, in the way the cobble has been laid.  We have a Quaker Burial Ground on site, a natural pond that we think has always been here and a well.

From the deeds to the property we have discovered that this was the main land owning property but as its was passed down through the years the final transfer was to a lady who never married or had children and she sold of the land to pay a relative’s gambling debts.

The last tenant farmer

Manor House Farm

The last tenant farmer was Leasons and the daughter kindly let us have copies of these photo’s showing the farm in action

If we go back even further, there is evidence that the tribes in this area have been linked to Paris,

So many tiles, there were over 4,000 tiles used over the Granary building and the Carthouse

The Granary before work commenced but after a huge tidy up

All hands on deck to get to a starting point