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Name:Possible moat, Manor Farm, Upton
HER Ref:MLE3212
Parish:Sheepy, Hinckley and Bosworth, Leicestershire
Grid Reference:SP 362 994
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Monument Types

  • MOAT? (Medieval - 1067 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • CLAY PIT? (Post-medieval - 1540 AD to 1899 AD)

Summary

Earthworks to the south-west of the manor house include what had been thought to be a moat, though OS investigators considered it to be a clay pit. Pevsner, however, repeats the moat claim.

Additional Information

Earthworks to the south-west include what MPD thought was a moat but which OS investigators considered a clay pit because of its inconsistent width, although Pevsner repeats the moat claims. (OS records)

There is no evidence known to me of a grange here, but Farnham has information on a manor house in 1307. (PL 31/12/87)


<1> Pevsner N, 1984, The Buildings of England Leicestershire and Rutland, p375 (Bibliographic reference). SLE4.

Sources

<1>Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N. 1984. The Buildings of England Leicestershire and Rutland. p375.

Associated Finds

    None recorded

Designations

    None recorded

Images

VCH, Nichols and Cotrill notes on the moat at Manor Farm, Upton  © Leicestershire County Council

VCH, Nichols and Cotrill notes on the moat at Manor Farm, Upton © Leicestershire County Council