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Monument Number 463109

Hob Uid: 463109
Location :
Kent
Ashford
Boughton Aluph
Grid Ref : TR0306046400
Summary : Medieval moated site at Wilmington Manor, square in plan with the moat 2 metres deep, 10-13 metres wide, with the remains of a bridge and three buildings, occupied from 13th-16th century. The site encloses an area 250m square, which is much overgrown and has no visible features. Bulldozing of the site in December 1974 caused severe damage to all the deposits and structures. The rapid archaeological survey carried out following the destruction also discovered a Roman coin of Marcus Aurelius. Now descheduled.
More information : (TR 03064641) Moat (NR) (1)

There is a homestead moat at Wilmington Manor, about 1.5 miles south of Boughton Aluph Church, in a field close to Park Farm. (2,3)

A square homestead moat, normally dry, in fair condition. There is much tile and flint over the enclosed area and in the centre of the SE side is a short stretch of flint walling probably the abutments of a bridge. Published 25" Survey revised. (4)

This feature has now been filled in. (5)

TR 03064641. One of the finest moated sites in Kent, at Wilmington Manor, Boughton Aluph, a scheduled Ancient Monument since 1962, was extensively damaged by bulldozer operations in December 1974 and January 1975. Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit carried out rapid recording on the 20th December to show the extent of the damage and to provide a brief survey of what had been revealed (see plan). Although no excavation was carried out a minimum of four major structures, two at least substantial buildings, were located. The probable abutments on the east side almost certainly mark the site of a substantial wooden bridge. About 30 metres of curtain wall on the east and south sides could indicate that most or even all of the central area had been enclosed. It seems likely that most of the structures recorded fall within the 13th-15th centuries. Apart from building debris no finds were revealed although J. Bradshaw reports finding a duponduis of Marcus Aureluis (AD 161-180) on the site. (6)

TR 03064641. Broughton Aluph, Wilmington. Listed as a moated site by the Moated Sites Research Group in a checklist of moated sites in Kent- December 1979 (7,8).

TR 030603, Moated site north of Park Barn Farm (wrong grid reference, it should read TR 030464) (9).

TR 03064641 (8). A square moated site, enclosing an area either 250m square, which is much overgrown and has no visible features. The moat, which measures about 2m deep and about 10-13m wide (7), is partly wet. There is evidence of a bridge and three other buildings, all of solid ashlar. Following the bulldozing of the site in late 1974 and early 1975 a
survey was undertaken by the Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit. This traced the moat on all four sides, the bridge abutment, a curtain wall four possible structures and areas of roof tile. A dupondius of Marcus Aurelius was also found. Roughly two thirds of the platform area was affected by the bulldozer and all the deposits and structures have been severely damaged.
Most of the sites features seem likely to fall between the 13th and 16th centuries. Scheduled (7). (7-12)


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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1961
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Source : The Victoria history of the counties of England
Source details : (I C Gould)
Page(s) : 426
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Vol(s) : 1 (1908)
Source Number : 11
Source : Kent archaeological review
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Page(s) : 290-295
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Vol(s) : 40 (1975)
Source Number : 12
Source : Medieval archaeology : journal of the Society for Medieval Archaeology
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Page(s) : 251
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Vol(s) : 19 (1975)
Source Number : 12a
Source : Archaeologia Cantiana : being contributions to the history and archaeology of Kent
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Page(s) : 46
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Vol(s) : 6 (1979)
Source Number : 3
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : A Saunter through Kent 25 1931 66 (C Igglesdon)
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ASP 09-MAY-1965
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : C K Theobald L/S Rev 14-01-75
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Source Number : 6
Source : Kent archaeological review
Source details : (B Philp)
Page(s) : 290-5
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Vol(s) : 40 (1975)
Source Number : 7
Source : Moated Sites Research Group report
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Page(s) : 47
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Vol(s) : 6 (1979)
Source Number : 8
Source : Archaeologia Cantiana : being contributions to the history and archaeology of Kent
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Page(s) : 220
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Vol(s) : 93 (1977)
Source Number : 9
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : DOE (IAM) Ancient Monuments 2 1978 113
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : DOE (IAM) Record Form plan 16-12-74
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : Roman 161-180 AD
Monument End Date : 180
Monument Start Date : 161
Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence : Find
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Occupied C13-C16
Monument End Date : 1599
Monument Start Date : 1200
Monument Type : Manor House, Moat
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit, Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Occupied C16
Monument End Date : 1599
Monument Start Date : 1500
Monument Type : Manor House, Moat
Evidence : Sub Surface Deposit, Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : COIN
Object Material :

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : KE203
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TR 04 NW 6
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TR 04 NW 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1963-05-09
End Date : 1963-05-09
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TR 04 NW 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-05-09
End Date : 1965-05-09
Associated Activities : Primary, WILMINGTON MANOR, PARK BARN FARM
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1975-01-01
End Date : 1975-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: OS SWEEPS
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1983-01-01
End Date : 1994-12-31