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Monument Number 334438

Hob Uid: 334438
Location :
Oxfordshire
West Oxfordshire
Witney
Grid Ref : SP3606009530
Summary : The monument includes the earthworks remains of a medieval moat, circa 6 metres wide and up to 3 metres deep. The moat encloses two islands, the northernmost of which was occupied by a stone-built manor house constructed in the 12th century. The southern island is believed to have been added to increase the available space while separating domestic and ancillary buildings. On the northern island are the remains of a slight internal rampart bank. The manor house is known to have been a substantial building and its foundations have been located beneath the present ground surface. It was superseded in the 13th century by a new manor house, built to the east, now Manor Farm Museum. Scheduled.
More information : (SP 36060955) Castle (AT) (Site of)
(SP 36060953) Moat (AT) (1)

A double enclosure immediately to the east of the River Windrush, at Cogges. The southern part is entirely surrounded by an irregular quadrangular moat, while the northern has the river as its western side, a ditch to the east, and a deep ditch with rampart on the inside, extending to the river, on the north. The entrance was apparently at the north-east corner of the northern enclosure. (2)

The southern waterfilled moat is as described. The rampart accompanying the northern ditch at SP 36060960 has been
destroyed and the ditch 0.7m deep is now dry.

Published survey (1/2500) revised.

There is no evidence of a castle at this site and it seems probable that it is merely a tradition. (3)

A geophysical survey on the site revealed a circular outline of a
banked structure perhaos a levelled motte, other structures located include post-holes and walling. (4)

(SP 361 095) Two wards are present, the inner pentagonal with a wet moat and the outer embanked. (5)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1960
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Source : The Victoria history of the County of Oxford: volume two
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Page(s) : 332
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JP 21-JAN-69
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Source Number : 4
Source : Moated Sites Research Group report
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Page(s) : 12
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Vol(s) : 5 (1978)
Source Number : 5
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the Islands. Volume II : Norfolk-Yorkshire and the islands
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Source Number : 6
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 08-Aug-97
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Moat
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Built in the C12
Monument End Date : 1199
Monument Start Date : 1100
Monument Type : Manor House
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : OX 183
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 28177
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 30 NE 12
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SP 30 NE 12
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1969-01-21
End Date : 1969-01-21