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HER Number: 11854
Record Type: Monument
Name: Medieval Moated Site at Manor Farm

Designations

  • Scheduled Monument SM255: Moated Site at Manor Farm
Grid Reference: SP 259 242
Parish:KINGHAM, WEST OXFORDSHIRE, OXFORDSHIRE

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Summary

Three-sided rectangular moated site. Max height from bottom of moat to top of platform is ca 2.25m. Interior may contain building foundations.

Associated Monuments

  • None
  • Associated Finds:

  • None
  • Description

    1) Three-sided rectangular moated site at present under pasture and in good condition. Maximum height from bottom of moat to top of platform is c.2.25m.
    2-3) Three-sided rectangular moated site. Max height from bottom of moat to top of platform is ca 2.25m. NW side demarcated by a hollow way. Interior may contain building foundations, revealed by differential grass growth. Under pasture and in good condition.
    4) Previously unknown moated site reported by Mr Snell has been examined and surveyed by R A Chambers for OAU. 3-sided moat with rectangular interior rasied about 1m above the bottom of the ditch in the inteior may reflect building foundations. Beyond the NE arm is a prominent external bank rising c.7-8' above bottom of moat, marking the SW side of the a larger rectangular enclosure surrounded by smaller ditches, with a mound in the east corner - perhaps a garden area.
    5) Plan no longer in HER; has been transferred to Oxon History Centre; SVL, 2010.
    6) OAU asked by DoE to investigate and excavate a small area (17x7.7m) within the scheduled moated site. Development was due to affect the S corner of the island, immediately to the NW of the building on the earthworks survey. A hand-dug trench failed to produce any archaeological remains, the topsoil being removed onto clean natural subsoil. The entire area to be developed was then machine stripped onto a clean surface with what appears to be modern cobbling at the SW end of the trench. The total absence of archaeological finds or features(except the cobbling) suggests the interior may well be empty.
    7) Previous landscaping of garden where the proposed development is located had removed all archaeological deposits.
    8) The newly discovered moated site was recommeded for scheduling c.1979


    <1> English Heritage, Scheduled Ancient Monuments Record, SAM 255 (Scheduling record). SOX283.


    <2> Local Informant as main provider of information, Reported by Mr N Snell via R Mann (Verbal communication). SOX277.


    <3> various, Primary Record Number cards, Site visit by J Bond and C Chambers, 1979 (Unpublished note). SOX5264.


    <4> CBA South Midlands Group, South Midlands Archaeology, CBA9 NL 10 (1980), pp 145-6 (Serial). SOX5.


    <5> HER Map Cabinet, Plan of earthworks (Graphic material). SOX326.


    <6> Medieval Village Research Group, No 8, 1981, p 23 (Serial). SOX336.


    <7> John Moore Heritage Services, 2007, An Archaeolgical Evaluation at Moat Cottage, Kingham, Oxfordshire (Unpublished document). SOX1963.


    <8> OAU Newsletter, No 6 June 1979 p.1 (Article in serial). SOX270.

    Sources

    <1>English Heritage. Scheduled Ancient Monuments Record. SAM 255. [Scheduling record / SOX283]
    <2>Local Informant as main provider of information. Reported by Mr N Snell via R Mann. [Verbal communication / SOX277]
    <3>various. Primary Record Number cards. Site visit by J Bond and C Chambers, 1979. [Unpublished note / SOX5264]
    <4>CBA South Midlands Group. South Midlands Archaeology. CBA9 NL 10 (1980), pp 145-6. [Serial / SOX5]
    <5>HER Map Cabinet. Plan of earthworks. [Graphic material / SOX326]
    <6>Medieval Village Research Group. No 8, 1981, p 23. [Serial / SOX336]
    <7>John Moore Heritage Services. 2007. An Archaeolgical Evaluation at Moat Cottage, Kingham, Oxfordshire. [Unpublished document / SOX1963]
    <8>OAU Newsletter. No 6 June 1979 p.1. [Article in serial / SOX270]