This document records that, during the last three years of the reign of King Richard II, at lot of building work took place at Portchester Castle. A new range of domestic buildings – hall, kitchen, chambers and offices – was constructed.
Building works at Portchester Castle, 1396, catalogue ref: C 66/343 m.15. Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1391-1396, p. 700
‘Appointment of John Cook of Wykenham and Peter Geveyn to repair all defects in the castle of Porchestre, and to pay by view and control of William Hursel, prior of Suthwyk [Southwick, Hampshire], masons, carpenters and other workmen their wages at the king’s charges. By bill of treasurer. Mandate to the said prior in pursuance.’ 1396, April 29. Westminster.
Appointment of John Cook of Wykenhamm and Peter Geveyn to repair Portchester Castle, and to pay, under the control of William Hursel the prior of Suthwyk [Southwick, Hampshire], masons, carpenters and other workmen.
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