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Monument Number 351496

Hob Uid: 351496
Location :
Lincolnshire
East Lindsey
Wragby
Grid Ref : TF1351077740
Summary : The remains of a medieval manorial complex. In 1086 there were two manors at Wragby in the possession of Erenis of Buron and Waldin the Artificer. The surviving remains are thought to represent the manor held by Erenis of Buron which included responsibility for a church (see TF 17 NW 17). The monument takes the form of two moated islands and associated ditched enclosures, known as 'Rout Yard'. The islands lie adjacent to each other on a north-south alignment and are roughly rectangular in plan standing 2 metres above the surrounding ground level. The northern island measures 60 metres by 40 metres, and the southern island measures 50 metres by 40 metres. The southern moat arm of the southern island is lined by an internal bank with a roughly square embanked enclosure, measuring 6 metres in width, at the south eastern corner of the island thought to represent a building platform. The islands are enclosed by a broad, dry moat measuring 10-12 metres in width and up to 1 metre in depth. Two ditches are linked to the north west corner of the moat. One curves round to the north east and defines the northern edge of an enclosed area on the north side of the moat with low banks indicating the eastern edge of the enclosure; low earthworks and hollows are visible within the enclosure, which is thought to represent a paddock or yard associated with the manor house. The other ditch, shown on early maps and now visible as a shallow depression, leads to the north west where it is thought to represent the remains of another enclosure. Further remains include the cropmarks of a hollow way and the levelled earthworks of two rectangular fishponds. Scheduled.
More information : [Area TF 1355 7774] Moats [G.T.]. (1)

The most northerly of the two courts is called "Rout Yard". (2)

These moats are supposed to have surrounded the second of the manor houses of Wragby. (3)

Of the two islands of this double moated site only the southerly shows fragmentary building traces. Earthworks to the east are fishponds.
Published survey (25") revised. (4)

The moats and hollows in the Rout Yards, Wragby, were levelled.
No finds were made. (5)

The report of authy. 5 is incorrect. Only the fishponds to the east noted by authy 4 have been levelled. The double moat remains untouched. See amended 25" survey. (6)

At site of DMV of Wragby a measured plan of moated site earthworks was made in 1979. (7-8)

TF 135 776. Wragby moated site. Scheduled no. LI/195. (9)

The double moat, centred at TF 1353 7774, described by the previous
authorities was visible as earthworks and mapped from good quality
air photographs. No evidence of the building described by authority
4 was visible on air photographs. At the SE corner of the southern
moated enclosure is a small, 6m wide, embanked enclosure. Its
function is uncertain, it may mark the site of a building. The
northern moated enclosure has two ditches attached to its NE
corner, forming the W and NW sides of a third enclosure. The NE and
E side of this enclosure is defined by banks.

To the east of the moat a hollow way, 180m in length, centred at TF
1366 7765, was visible as cropmarks. It aligns with a possible
entrance gap in the southern moat.

To the north of the hollow way, at TF 1362 7775 and TF 1365 7768
are two rectangular fishponds, 35m by 15m and 65m by 20m
respectively, with associated drains. These fishponds have been
levelled.

(Morph No. LI.548.5.1-9)

This description is based on data from the RCHME MORPH2 database.
(10)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1956
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Source : Annotated Record Map
Source details : Rec 6" (C W Phillips, Udtd)
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Source Number : 10
Source : RCHME/EH/HE Aerial Photographers comment
Source details : Yvonne Boutwood/19-JUL-1994/RCHME: Lincolnshire NMP
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 27-Sep-99
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Source : Wragby ink
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Source : Wragby field sheet
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Source : Object Name Book, Ordnance Survey
Source details : Lincolnshire, 63 NW, 1906, 8
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Source Number : 3a
Source : Object Name Book, Ordnance Survey
Source details : Ordnance Survey Object Name Book 6
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 BHS 24-JUL-64
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Source Number : 5
Source : Lincolnshire history and archaeology
Source details :
Page(s) : 49
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Source Number : 6
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 BHS 01-APR-71
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Source Number : 7
Source : Medieval Village Research Group annual report
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Page(s) : 23
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Source Number : 8
Source : Lincolnshire history and archaeology
Source details : P Everson
Page(s) : 19-21
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Vol(s) : 16, 1981
Source Number : 9
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1994
Source details : Lincolnshire
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Manor, Moat, Hollow Way, Paddock, Yard, Fishpond, Building Platform, Manor House
Evidence : Earthwork, Cropmark, Levelled Earthwork, Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Lincolnshire)
External Cross Reference Number : 195
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : LI 195
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : MORPH2
External Cross Reference Number : LI.548.5
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 31624
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TF 17 NW 8
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 351531
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TF 17 NW 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-07-24
End Date : 1964-07-24
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TF 17 NW 8
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1971-04-01
End Date : 1971-04-01
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: EAST LINDSEY SURVEY
Activity type : FIELD SURVEY
Start Date : 1977-01-01
End Date : 1982-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: LINCOLNSHIRE NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1992-07-01
End Date : 1997-03-01
Associated Activities : Primary, LAND AT 15 THE CRESCENT
Activity type : WATCHING BRIEF
Start Date : 2009-01-01
End Date : 2011-12-31