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Monument Number 342539

Hob Uid: 342539
Location :
Dinton-with-Ford and Upton
Grid Ref : SP7630008750
Summary : Sub circular water filled moat with small, partly water filled, moated rectangular enclosure, possibly fishponds, and associated earthworks.
More information : (SP 7630 0875) Moat (NR) (1)

A large almost circular moat with a strong retaining wall on the
North. Immediately to the W are the remains of another moat.
(Shown but not described on OS 6" at SP 7613 0875). (2)

A sub-circular, waterfilled, homestead moat, centred at SP 7630
0875, has an average overall diameter of 120.0m, the moat arms
being 8.0 to 10.0m in width. To the S the moat is set into the
slight hill slope upon which it is situated, whilst around the
N side is a broad retaining bank, 12.0m wide, 1.5m in height.
Water was fed in from the E side via a short right-angled
projection off the main moat and escaped to the river from the
NW side.

The interior is under permanent pasture and no trace of building
is to be seen.

100.0m to the W, at SP 7612 0875 is a small moated rectangular
enclosure, 45.0m by 30.0m. The NE and SE arms are waterfilled and
are separated by remains of an original (? formerly causewayed)
entrance. The NW and SW arms are indicated by marshy depressions.
Water was fed from the stream at the N corner. There is a small
retaining bank against the NE arm of the moat.

The feature may have been an unusual form of fishponds.

Published 1:2500 survey revised. (3)

A rapid examination of air photography (4a) shows earthworks of possible enclosures on the outer, southeast side of the larger moat. There are also other possible earthworks between the moat and the fish ponds (?). (4)

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Source details : OS 6" 1960
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Source details : F1 ASP 21-FEB-72
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Source details : Andrew Miller/13-APR-1994/RCHME: AP Primary Recording Project
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Source Number : 4a
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Source details : NMR, SP 7608/3
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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, Earthwork
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : BU 118
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 70 NE 7
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Related Warden Records :
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Associated Activities :
Start Date : 1972-02-21
End Date : 1972-02-21
Associated Activities :
Start Date : 1992-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31