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Name:Bradwall Hall
SMR Number:1097
Type of record:Monument
Map Sheet:SJ76SW
Parish:BRADWALL, CONGLETON, CHESHIRE EAST

Summary

This feature visible,on aerial photographs and historic maps, is believed to be the site of Bradwall Hall described by George Ormerod in 1819. The hall was described as ancient brick gabled house and was surrounded by a moat. Moated Sites are characterised by a waterlogged ditch that encloses a platform of land where buildings were built though they were also used for horticulture e.g. orchards. They were most popular in medieval times though not necessarily for the defensive advantages of being on an island as they were also seen as a sign of prestige. There are approximately 6000 across England with over 200 moated sites in Cheshire alone.

Monument Types

  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval to AD 17TH CENTURY - 1066 AD? to 1699 AD?)
  • MOAT (Medieval to AD 17TH CENTURY - 1066 AD? to 1699 AD?)