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East Folifoot

Hob Uid: 54753
Location :
Leeds
Walton
Grid Ref : SE4565946197
Summary : A medieval moat is visible as earthworks on air photographs.
More information : [SE 4565 4621] Moat [GT]. (1)

The deserted mediaeval village of East Folifoot is now represented by the 'Moat' in the western enclave of Wighill
parish. (2)

The survey of the moat has been revised. It is now dry and heavily overgrown, and its western arc is encroached by the limits of a modern Ordnance Depot. Within the central hold is a derelict farmhouse. No remains of the associated village can be identified apart from two possible fragments of a perimeter bank. (3)

Survey of 15.11.61 revised. A large section of the moat has been filled in, and no re-surveyable detail outside the Ordnance Depot boundary survives. (4)

Further reduced and in poor condition. Published survey (25") revised. (5)

SE 458462. Aerial photography shows cropmarks of a complex of buildings, and probably a series of settlements and enclosures of different periods. Probably the most important is a large ditched enclosure with possibly a large single aisled building standing inside it. This is quite likely to be a Saxon Hall of the Yeavering type. (6)

SE 456462 East Follifoot. A circular type moat with a possible adjacent motte. A licence for an oratory was acquired in 1313-4. Deserted Medieval Village. (7)

SE 458462. Saxon settlement site revealed by aerial photography near Moat House. Scheduled. (8)

Follifoot, first mentioned in 1167, means 'place where horse- fighting took place', and may have hosted this Scandinavian sport. (9)

SE 457462. East Folifoot. Listed. (No available RAF or OS APs). (10)

Survey of 1975 Revised otherwise as described. (11)

SE 458 462. Settlement site revealed by aerial photography, near Moat House. Scheduled No N YORKS 1195. (12)

The circular moat (55 metres in diameter), with an entrance on the eastern side, was visible as earthworks on air photographs, but on later photographs the ditch had been considerably levelled. There was no visible evidence for the medieval settlement remains or a motte. The cropmark site to the east (noted by authorities 6, 8 and 12) is now recorded separately in SE 44 NE 35. (13-14)

The moat, as described by the above authorities, is visible as a slight earthwork on the latest 2008 specialist oblique photography.
(15)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1958
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Source : The Yorkshire archaeological journal
Source details : (M Beresford)
Page(s) : 231
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Vol(s) : 38, 1952-5
Source Number : 11
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F4 ISS 13-AUG-85
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Source Number : 12
Source : County list of Scheduled Monuments : March 1994
Source details : North Yorks
Page(s) : 22
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Source Number : 13
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF CPE/UK/1879 1155 06-DEC-1946
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Source Number : 14
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SE 4546/48 (12791/26) 04-JUN-1996
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Source Number : 15
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR 20769/01 09-MAY-2008
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RWE 15-NOV-61
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 RWE 02-MAY-63
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F3 BHP 07-JAN-75
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Source Number : 6
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : RCHM (YORK) Records 1972
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Source Number : 7
Source : The moated sites of Yorkshire
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Source Number : 8
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : DOE (IAM) AMs Eng 1 1978 60
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Source Number : 9
Source : English Place-Name Society : the survey of English place-names [county volumes]
Source details : Yorkshire West Riding (Ed A H Smith)
Page(s) : 242
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Vol(s) : 4, 1961
Source Number : 10
Source : Deserted Medieval Villages: Studies
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Moat, Deserted Settlement, Motte
Evidence : Earthwork, Documentary Evidence, Uncertain Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 44 NE 9
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, MOAT HOUSE,THORP ARCH
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1949-01-01
End Date : 1949-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 44 NE 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1961-11-15
End Date : 1961-11-15
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 44 NE 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1963-05-02
End Date : 1963-05-02
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 44 NE 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1975-01-07
End Date : 1975-01-07
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 44 NE 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1985-08-13
End Date : 1985-08-13
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: VALE OF YORK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1998-01-06
End Date : 2000-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, EH AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE (NORTH): 2008-9
Activity type : AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE
Start Date : 2008-04-01
End Date : 2009-03-31