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Monument Number 321275

Hob Uid: 321275
Location :
Leicestershire
Melton
Freeby
Grid Ref : SK7930018850
Summary : Moated site and fishpond surviving as earthworks. Believed to have been residence (manor house?) of the Chevercourt family abandoned circa 1400
More information : [SK 7930 1885] Earthworks [G.T.] (1)

A dry moat with fishpond. Scheduled ancient monument. (2,3)

As described by authy. 2: poor condition. Re-surveyed at 1/2500. (4)

Further earthworks are visible to the south and east of the
moat on St. Joseph AP's. (5)

The moat remains unchanged. The additional features are old
field banks and typical village disturbance. (6)

SK 7930 1887. Moated site and fishpond at Wyfordby.
The moat comprises a rectangular island raised by 2m above the surrounding ground surface measuring 20 x 30m with some construction stone showing on the south bank. Evidence of outer banks on the eastern and southern sides and an outer bank of up to 2.5m on the western side; later disturbance has modified evidence of a north bank which may have contained an entrance. To the north-west the bank turns to form a fishpond, measuring 30 x 8m with banks up to 1.5m high. The site is believed to have been the residence of the Chevercourt family who abandoned it about 1400. Scheduled (RSM) No 17102. (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" Prov. edn. 1959
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : V.C.H. Leic. Vol. 1, 1907, p.268. (J. C. Wall)
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Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : T.L.A. A.S. Vol. 32, 1956, p.82.
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : B H Seaman/13-JUN-1962/Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigator
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : APs (St Joseph CUC DB 038/039)
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : B H Seaman/28-APR-1972/Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigator
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Source Number : 7
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : English Heritage SAM Amendment Leicestershire 03-FEB-1993
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Fishpond, Moat
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 17102
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : LE 99
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SK 71 NE 3
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 71 NE 3
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1962-06-13
End Date : 1962-06-13
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SK 71 NE 3
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1972-04-28
End Date : 1972-04-28