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Moat Farmhouse

Hob Uid: 67738
Location :
Shropshire
Condover
Grid Ref : SJ4575003510
Summary : Farmhouse, probably originally a fortified manor house, set within a rectangular moat. The sides of the moated island have been strengthened by building a revetment wall of sandstone blocks. The timber framed house dates to the 14th or 15th century, was remodelled in the 17th century and altered and extended later. The house now comprises a hall range with a cross wing to the east. This wing formerly had a timber gatehouse attached, but this was demolished in the 20th century.
More information : (SJ 45750351) Moat (NR) Moat Farm (TI).(1)

The present Moat farm-house stands, within the moat, upon tall stone plinths for three ranges of buildings, which were doubtless part of a medieval fortified house. The present house is timber-framed and has in one room heavy moulded beams and a boss of the time of Henry VIII,(2).

The half-timbered gate-house was demolished c.1930, and only the sides, with a beam over, remain. (3)

The moat is mostly dried up, and an orchard has taken its place on two sides.(4)

Moat Farm house has been modernised and now exhibits no external features of architectural or historical interest. It stands on a raised rectangular platform which, when surrounded by the moat would have been a position of some strength. The moat, however, has now almost gone, as the one remaining arm (the NE side), is being filled up with farm debris. Of the Gatehouse, only a fragment of the footings remain at SJ4571803526.
Published survey (1:2500) revised.(5)

Small moat, known as Lower Moat, three-quarters of a mile south-east of Stapleton. (Probable error - probably refers to Moat Farm, south-west of Stapleton).(6)

Moat Farmhouse, C14th or C15th, remodelled in the C17th with considerable later additions and alterations. Render and painted brick concealing timber-framing. Probably originally fortified. Two storeys with a cellar to the South. A timber-framed gatehouse at the front was demolished ca.1950. Grade II*.(7)

Moat Farm, 1.25 miles SW of Stapleton Part of a fortified Mediaeval house.(8)

Listed.(9)

Description and history of Moat Farm, which is first recorded ca.1350, (a), and was occupied by the Lord of the Manor or his relatives in the C14th to C16th. (10)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1954
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Source : Shropshire
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Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 07-Jun-00
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Source Number : 3
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : MHLG (Atcham RD Feb 1949 30)
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Source : Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological and Historical Society
Source details : R Oakley
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Vol(s) : 49, 1937-8
Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 FKB 27-JAN-71
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Source Number : 6
Source : The Victoria history of Shropshire: volume one
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Source Number : 7
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : DOE (HHR) Shropshire, Borough of Shrewsbury and Atcham Mar-1986 18
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Source Number : 9
Source : Moated Sites Research Group report
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Vol(s) : 7, 1980
Source Number : 10
Source : A history of Shropshire: volume VIII
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Source Number : 10a
Source : Externally held archive reference
Source details : Hope-Edwardes MSS, Linley Hall deed, ca.1343-53.
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C14/C15
Monument End Date : 1499
Monument Start Date : 1300
Monument Type : Fortified Manor House, Timber Framed House, Cross Wing House, Gatehouse, Timber Framed Building, Moat
Evidence : Extant Building, Demolished Building, Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Remodelled C17
Monument End Date : 1699
Monument Start Date : 1600
Monument Type : Farmhouse
Evidence : Extant Building, Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : Post C17
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Monument Start Date : 1700
Monument Type : Farmhouse
Evidence : Extant Building, Demolished Building
Monument Period Name : 20th Century
Display Date : Demolished C20
Monument End Date : 1999
Monument Start Date : 1900
Monument Type : Gatehouse
Evidence : Demolished Building

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 33810
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 259338
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SJ 40 SE 1
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SJ 40 SE 1
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1971-01-27
End Date : 1971-01-27