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Monument Number 336127

Hob Uid: 336127
Location :
Leicestershire
Hinckley and Bosworth
Sheepy
Grid Ref : SP3625099430
Summary : Supposed moat, probably a clay pit - the entire area contains a number of hollows from which materials have been removed either for marling or brick making.
More information : [SP 3625 9943] This is a fragment of a Class G Moat,
with two low aggers on the north. (1)

Fragment of a moat S.W. of the Manor House. (2)

Mr. White of Manor House said that his family had farmed the land
for 50 years, that he had never heard of a moat in the area, and
that the material is clay.
The water-filled feature indicated by M. Paul Dare is too
inconsistent in width for a moat. Moreover, the western terminal
is forked with one arm continuing slightly to the west where it
fades into a scarp. It was, apparently, an original approach into
the feature.
There are no low aggers on the north side, though there is a ridge along the south side. It seems likely that the feature is no more than a clay pit, and that the ridge represents rejected surface material. There is an almost identical, though not water-filled, feature some 75.0 metres to the south, and about the entire area are many hollows from which materials have obviously been removed, either for marling or for brick-making. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Rec. 6" (M. Paul Dare 1926).
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Source Number : 2
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : VCH Leic 1 1907 270
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 DS 02-MAR-60
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Clay Pit
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 39 NE 9
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SP 39 NE 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1960-03-02
End Date : 1960-03-02