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Monument Number 307085

Hob Uid: 307085
Location :
Staffordshire
Lichfield
Lichfield
Grid Ref : SK1018010060
Summary : Medieval moat surviving as an earthwork. possible location of manor house of Thomas de Abbenall in 1294.
More information : (SK 10181006) Moat (NR) (1)

'Maple Hayes - Homestead Moat - Rectangular with rounded corners;
on south side is an entrenchment 56 yards in length.' 193 ft x
170 ft. (2)

An exceptionally well-preserved moat, the ditches now dry, under
grass on a slight slope. A series of dry ditches to the south and
west are probably associable with the drainage of the moat and
the area. (3)

No change. Published survey, correct. (4)

SK 102101. Maple Hayes (Abnall). Listed as a moated site. (5)

This site would appear to be the half-timbered moated house
probably the seat of Thomas de Abbenhall in 1294 (a). (6)

SK 1018 1005. Maple Hayes moated site.
A rectangular island circa 30m by 27m with a surrounding dry moat 8-14m wide and up to 2m deep; an outer bank circa 10m wide by 0.4m high flanks the eastern, southern and part of the western sides. An 8m wide gap in the southern outer bank indicates an original access point to a bridge. A channel some 2m wide by 6m long and 0.3m deep exists at the mid point of the west side. The island contains a hollow some 0.6m square by 0.3m deep.
Scheduled (RSM) No 13507. (7)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1921-38
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : VCH Staffordshire 1908 364 (C Lynam)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : W C Woodhouse/05-MAY-1958/Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigator
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : D J Chapman/25-APR-1974/Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigator
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Medieval Settlement Research Group Report 10 1983 31 (ed D Wilson)
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Staffordshire Archaeology 3 1974 42 (M E Hammer)
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Source Number : 6a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : History and Antiquities of Staffordshire 1 1798 (S Shaw)
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : English Heritage SAM Amendment Staffordshire 30-DEC-1992
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Moat, Manor House
Evidence : Earthwork, Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 13507
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : ST 192
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 11 SW 11
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 11 SW 10
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1958-05-05
End Date : 1958-05-05
Associated Activities : FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 11 SW 10
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1974-04-25
End Date : 1974-04-25