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Monks Grave

Hob Uid: 319222
Location :
Leicestershire
Harborough
Hungarton
Grid Ref : SK6815004890
Summary : Medieval moat, formerly considered as a 12th century adulterine motte, surviving as an earthwork. The moat is sub circular and approximately 50 metres in diameter with a surrounding ditch 8-12 metres wide and up to 2 metres deep. The moat island forms a raised platform about 1 metre above ground level with an outer bank 4 metres wide and 1.5 metres high on the north-eastern side which terminates 5 metres from a field boundary and indicates the position of an entrance. Scheduled.
More information : (SK 68150489) Monk's Grave (NR). (1)

A circular mound with very deep ditch which in places has a counterscarp. The name is local and probably derives from an association with the Leicester Abbey Grange at Ingarsby Old Hall. (2)

A large, low flat-topped mound surrounded by a wide ditch with a small counterscarp bank on east and south-east sides. Almost certainly a castle-mound connected with the settlement at Ingarsby. 1:2500 survey revised. (3)

Dr W G Hoskins of All Souls College, Oxford, informs me that in his opinion it is a 12th century adulterine motte.
No change. (4)

SK 6814 0488. Moated site at Ingarsby.
The moat is sub-circular and approximately 50m in diameter with a surrounding ditch 8-12m wide and up to 2m deep. The moat island forms a raised platform about 1m above ground level with an outer bank 4m wide and 1.5m high on the north-eastern side which terminates 5m from a field boundary and indicates the position of an entrance. Scheduled (RSM) No 17057. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1939.
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Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : M P Dare/NOV-1926/Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Record 6" Map.
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : R L B Work/21-OCT-1953/Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigator
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : B H Seaman/21-JAN-1972/Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigator
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Source Number : 5
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : English Heritage SAM Amendment Leicestershire 10-MAR-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, Adulterine Castle, Motte
Evidence : Earthwork, Conjectural Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 17057
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External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : LE 82
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 60 SE 1
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 60 SE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1953-10-21
End Date : 1953-10-21
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 60 SE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1972-01-21
End Date : 1972-01-21