1310 is the date most frequently associated with Markenfield Hall, but is that year really as far back as we can go? Research by the late Prof. Andor Gomme has shown that the earliest part of today’s house was built circa. 1230, its Undercroft consisted of the three surviving vaulted ground floor rooms. Its Great Hall was incorporated into the Chapel and Solar above. It was much smaller than medieval Markenfield, which can be seen in the size of the vaulting and the comparative scale of the rooms.