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New Hall Moated Site

Hob Uid: 43339
Location :
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SD6993001120
Summary : New Hall Moat, Astley, is situated 200 metres north of Astley Hospital. It includes a house platform surrounded by a moat; a post medieval farmhouse is now located on the island on the site of the original medieval building. The moat is complete in its circuit and measures between 20 metres and 30 metres wide, with the widest part on the south west corner. At this point the water soaks away to join a watercourse flowing westwards from the site. The moat has been revetted with stone on the south side and this revetting is now in a ruinous condition. The moat has been bridged on this south side, with a post medieval-modern stone bridge replacing an earlier timber structure across the water. The banks of the moat have been drawn in at this point to form a narrow channel 1 metre wide and culverted. The house platform enclosed by the moat is rectangular and measures 60 metres from north to south and 40 metres from east to west. The area enclosed is 0.25ha. This island is 0.4 metres above the surrounding land and has no trace of bank inside the moat. The post medieval farmhouse occupies a third of the island and is constructed from brick with a slate roof. When the site was recorded by the RCHME in 1983 the farmhouse was in a ruinous condition.
More information : (SD 6991 0111) Moat (NR). (1)

Homestead moat of New Hall. (2)

The whole of this moat is waterfilled and in very good condition.
A brick causeway in the centre of the SE arm affords an entrance
to the central enclosed area, which is occupied by the modern "New Hall".

Published Survey (1:1250) correct. (3)

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Source details : OS 6" 1966
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Moat, House Platform, House
Evidence : Earthwork, Sub Surface Deposit
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post Medieval
Monument End Date : 1901
Monument Start Date : 1540
Monument Type : Farmhouse
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 27592
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External Cross Reference Source : NBR Index Number
External Cross Reference Number : 104045
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SD 60 SE 7
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Related Warden Records :
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Associated Activities :
Start Date : 1975-11-13
End Date : 1975-11-13
Associated Activities :
Start Date : 1995-11-14
End Date : 1995-11-14