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Monument Number 320806

Hob Uid: 320806
Location :
Doncaster
Rossington
Grid Ref : SK6186098570
Summary : Draw Dykes moat, prob site of Rossington Manor House.Part of the moat circuit is visible as earthworks on air photographs.
More information : [SK 6186 9857] DRAW DYKES [G.T.] (1)

Foundations found in centre. (2)

"Near the wood denominated the park, vestiges of an ancient
edifice are yet observable. On this area, which comprises above
1,000 sq. yds., the ruins were, until very recently, tolerably
extensive; but on the rebuilding of the town, in the latter part of
the last century, the whole was removed.
The encircling dykes are yet to be seen ....... Rafters, which
appear to have sustained a drawbridge or some such construction,
upon the moat, were, before the enclosure, clearly evident. The
road which led to this quondam, hoary mansion, was below the
present rampart, and seems to have made directly to the bridge
that crossed the enclosing foss. (3)

The enclosure is roughly rectangular in shape, and is cut
diagonally by the railway.
The surrounding moat is well defingd in the western arm only,
where it forms a dry, and overgrown ditch of average depth 1.3 m.
Elsewhere it is represented by a single scarp of average height
1.0 m.
The interior is pasture land to the east of the railway, and under
the plough to the west.
A 25" A.M. survey has been made. (4)

This site is probably that of the early Manor House of Rossington.
Rossington Manor belonged to the Fossards and the Mauleys; passed
to the Crown, and was given by Henry VII to the Corporation of
Doncaster. (a). (5)

Survey of 18.2.60 unchanged. (6)

Part of the moat circuit is visible as earthworks on air photographs, centred at SK 6185 9860.

Only the north and west sides of the moat are visible and appear as two broad ditches.
These measure a width of approximately 5m and 6m respectively. (7)

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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : OS 6' 1928-48
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Rec. 6' (O.G.S.Crawford, undated)
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Source Number : 2a
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : O.N.B. 1849, p.67. D.G.BALL 29.12.50
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Historical and Topographical view of the Wapentake(Strafford & Tickzhill) 1826, p.137. (John Wainwright)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RWE 18-FEB-60
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Source Number : 5b
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Fullarton's Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales1870, vol. 5.
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Source Number : 6
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 541/170 3217 21-Sep-1948
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 JRF 04-JAN-65
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Manor House, Moat
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Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Manor House, Moat
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Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (South Yorkshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 00231/01
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 69 NW 3
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 69 NW 3
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1960-02-18
End Date : 1960-02-18
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 69 NW 3
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-01-04
End Date : 1965-01-04
Associated Activities : Primary, EH: THE MAGNESIAN LIMESTONE IN SOUTH AND WEST YORKSHIRE NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2005-01-01
End Date : 2006-12-31