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Mote Hill

Hob Uid: 56273
Location :
North Yorkshire
Selby
Appleton Roebuck
Grid Ref : SE5506039830
Summary : A medieval moated site and adjacent fishponds situated on level ground at the northern edge of the floodplain of the lower River Wharfe. The surrounding land was cultivated in the medieval period and extensive slight ridge and furrow earthworks remain visible. Nun Appleton Hall, site of a Benedictine nunnery with which the moat may have been associated, lies 500 metres to the east. The moated site is roughly triangular in plan, surrounded by a ditch 12 metres wide and up to 2 metres deep. A stream feeds the moat via a leat from the north and flows down the north western arm. Along the eastern arm there is a slight 5 metre wide outer bank and the otherwise flat moated island has a 0.3 metre high bank along its eastern edge. The southern arm of the moat has been altered to form a roughly rectangular fishpond 30 metres long by 10 metres wide; this has become silted up over the years and is now apparent as a boggy depression. A second pond lies to the west of the first and is visible as a rectangular depression 30 metres long by 10 metres wide and about 0.5 metres deep extending west from the main enclosing moat. Scheduled.
More information : [SE 550 398]. Mote Hill [GT]. (1)

There is a moated site in the wood just to west of Nun Appleton Hall
[SE 53 NE/5]. (2)

Resurveyed at 1:2500.
A simple triangular moated enclosure, now dry, but in mainly good
condition. No structural remains are visible. (3)

Condition unchanged. (4)

SE 551 399. A slightly raised moat probably connected with adjacent
Cisterian nunnery. Internal bank to the south-east. Island below
flood-level in 1967. (5)

SE 551399. Mote Hill. Scheduled. (Listed under `Camps and
Settlements'). (6)

SE 5506 3983. Mote Hill: a moated site, two fishponds and part of an
adjacent field system 500m west of Nun Appleton Hall. Scheduled RSM
No 20521. The moated site is roughly triangular in plan, surrounded
by a ditch 12m wide and up to 2m deep. A stream feeds into the moat
via a leat from the N and flows down the NW arm. Along the E arm
there is a slight 5m wide outer bank and the otherwise flat moated
island has a 0.3m high bank along its E edge. The S arm of the moat
has been altered to form a roughly rectangular fishpond 30m long by
10m wide; this has become silted up over time and is now apparent as
a boggy depression. A second pond lies to the W of the first and is
visible as a rectangular depression 30m long by 10m wide and about
0.5m deep extending W from the main enclosing moat. (7)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" (Prov) map, 1958
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Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : The Old Kingdom of Elmet, 1902, p 292 (E Bogg)
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Field Investigator, ECW, 22-APR-1963
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Field Investigator, BHP, 03-JAN-1975
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Source : The moated sites of Yorkshire
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Source Number : 6
Source : List of ancient monuments in England: Volume 1, Northern England; Volume 2, Southern England; Volume 3, East Anglia and the Midlands
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Source Number : 7
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 23/11/1993
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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, Field System, Ridge And Furrow
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : NY 1074
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 20521
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 53 NE 7
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 53 NE 7
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1963-04-22
End Date : 1963-04-22
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 53 NE 7
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1975-01-03
End Date : 1975-01-03