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Moat Hill

Hob Uid: 56040
Location :
Doncaster
Fenwick
Grid Ref : SE5815015060
Summary : Medieval moat, visible as an earthwork on air photographs, with the remains of a possible fishpond to the north. This may be the site of a fortified site documented in 1272.
More information : [SE 5815 1506] Moat Hill [GT]. (1)

Resurveyed at 1:2500. This well-defined homestead moat is now dry. A poorly defined depression attached to the N side is probably the remains of a fishpond. (2)

SE 582151. Fenwick "Moat Hill", though both enclosure and
surrounding land flat." This moat may have belonged to an old Templar property, but identification is not secure. (3)

SE 581 151. Moat Hill, moated site. Moated site in excellent
condition under pasture, but surrounded by ploughland. The field to the E is ridge and furrow. The moat itself is almost square, with an unploughed platform in the centre. This bears no visible sign of buildings, but that this was a habitation site is strongly suggested by a projection in the moat to the N which may have been a fishpond. (4)

SE 5815 1507. Moat Hill moated site. Scheduled RSM no. 13221. (5)

Possible site of a fortified house documented in 1271. (6)

A medieval moat and possible fishpond are visible as earthworks on air photographs at SE 5815 1506.

The moat is sub-rectangular in form and comprises a broad ditch which is crossed by a causeway to the east. It measures approximately 56m by 50m.

An irregular pond abuts the moat ditch to the north and may be a fishpond.
(7)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1956
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Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : RAF 541/31 3319 18-May-1948
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Source Number : 2
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 JRF 27-AUG-64
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Source Number : 3
Source : The moated sites of Yorkshire
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Source Number : 4
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : English Heritage, Scheduling Amendment, 14-MAR-1977
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F2 06-Dec-1995
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Source Number : 6
Source : Castellarium anglicanum : an index and bibliography of the castles in England, Wales and the Islands. Volume II : Norfolk-Yorkshire and the islands
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Moat, Fishpond, Earthwork
Evidence : Earthwork, Conjectural Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Documented 1272
Monument End Date : 1272
Monument Start Date : 1272
Monument Type : Fortified House
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 : 13221
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 51 NE 6
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 51 NE 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1964-08-27
End Date : 1964-08-27
Associated Activities : Primary, HUMBER WETLANDS SURVEY (HUMBERHEAD LEVELS)
Activity type : FIELD SURVEY
Start Date : 1995-01-01
End Date : 1996-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, EH: THE MAGNESIAN LIMESTONE IN SOUTH AND WEST YORKSHIRE NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2005-01-01
End Date : 2006-12-31