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Monument Number 59588

Hob Uid: 59588
Location :
East Riding of Yorkshire
Catton
Grid Ref : SE7040053900
Summary : Site of the possible remains of a 13th Century moat. A manor house, which stood south of the church at Low Catton, was apparently moated in 1258-9, and is also mentioned in later documentary sources. By 1577 it was in a ruinous condition, and there is no later mention of the house, although some traces of earthworks remained. During investigation in 1979, an 'ill-defined depression' was noted to the south of the church, which may be remains of part of the moat, although it was considered too vague to warrant surveying. No other trace of earthworks was located in the area.
More information : SE 704539. The north and south arms of a three-sided
moat (Type A4), with River Derwent below, situated beside the
church at Low Catton."Percy ing. post mortem of 1258 gives three
fossata and fishery in Derwent beneath court".

Nothing visible on RAF air photographs. (1)

The Manor-house, which stood immediately south of the church
at Low Catton, was apparently moated in 1258-9. It was mentioned in
1315 and 1352, but in 1577 it was described as "so utterly
ruinated .... that it hardly can be judged where it hath stood".
There is no later mention of a manor house but some traces of
earthworks remain. (2)

SE 70485396. In the graveyard about 27.0m parallel to the south
wall of the church at Low Catton is a shallow ill-defined
depression (about 30.0m long, 12.0m wide and 0.4m maximum depth)
too poor to warrent survey.

It may possibly be the remains of part of the moat but it is more
probably the site of a continuation of the approach road to the
church from the east.

The area south of this covering Hall Garth down to Wath Lane is
level ground used either for gardens or farmyard and there is no
trace of any earthworks visible. (3)

Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : The moated sites of Yorkshire
Source details :
Page(s) : 111
Figs. :
Plates :
Vol(s) : no.5
Source Number : 2
Source : A history of the county of York, East Riding. Volume 3
Source details :
Page(s) : 151
Figs. :
Plates :
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 ISS 02-APR-79
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Moated 1258-9
Monument End Date : 1259
Monument Start Date : 1258
Monument Type : Moat, Manor House
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Ruined by 1577
Monument End Date : 1577
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Moat, Manor House
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 75 SW 7
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 75 SW 7
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1979-04-02
End Date : 1979-04-02