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Moat Hill

Hob Uid: 78945
Location :
East Riding of Yorkshire
Anlaby with Anlaby Common
Grid Ref : TA0389028890
Summary : A medieval moat and associated field boundaries and drains are visible as earthworks on air photographs. Excavations carried out in the 1950s located a building and occupation debris suggesting a 14th century date. A 4th century Roman coin was also found. Documentary sources suggest there may have been an outer moat.
More information : (TA 03892889) Moat Hill (NR) (1)

Excavations were carried out in 1954 prior to the site being developed. The overall measurements were 250ft x 220. The centre was built up into a mound with material from the moat; and the ditch, flat bottomed, was 8ft deep. Excavations uncovered building foundations, tile and oyster shell paving, and a rectangular chalk-lined pit 9ft x 6 at the top and 5ft 7ins x 1ft 4ins at the bottom and 6ft deep. (see attached plan). Finds included a coin of Constantinus Aug (Cohen 454); a few sherds, probably Ro., Md tiles, bricks etc. Documentary and archaeological evidence suggest early 14th c dating. (2)

15th century account suggests an outer moat. (3)

A medieval moat and associated field boundaries and drains are visible as earthworks on air photographs, at TA 0388 2888. The moat measures approximately 51m x 39m. Medieval ridge and furrow appears to be associated with some of the field boundaries (UID 1557316). The features appear to have been levelled and built over on the latest 2008 vertical photography.
(4-5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1910
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Source : The Yorkshire archaeological journal
Source details : Yorkshire Archaeol J 39 1956 pp67-85 illus (MW Thompson)
Page(s) : 67-85
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Vol(s) : 39
Source Number : 3
Source : The moated sites of Yorkshire
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Source Number : 4
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF/106G/UK/805 PART IV 6359 17-SEP-1945
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Source Number : 5
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR RAF/CPE/UK/1748 4132 21-SEP-1946
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Roman
Display Date : C4
Monument End Date : 399
Monument Start Date : 300
Monument Type : Findspot
Evidence : Find
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : C13/C14
Monument End Date : 1399
Monument Start Date : 1200
Monument Type : Moat, Building, Pit, Manor House, Drain, Field Boundary, Field System, Bank (Earthwork)
Evidence : Levelled Earthwork, Sub Surface Deposit, Conjectural Evidence, Find

Components and Objects:
Period : Roman
Component Monument Type : Findspot
Object Type : COIN
Object Material :
Period : Medieval
Component Monument Type : Moat, Building, Pit, Manor House, Drain, Field Boundary, Field System, Bank (Earthwork)
Object Type : VESSEL
Object Material : Pottery

Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Humberside)
External Cross Reference Number : 817/14207
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Humberside)
External Cross Reference Number : MHU14207
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External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TA 02 NW 3
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1557316
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, MOAT HILL, ANLABY
Activity type : EXCAVATION
Start Date : 1954-01-01
End Date : 1954-12-31
Associated Activities : Primary, ENGLISH HERITAGE: CHALK LOWLAND AND THE HULL VALLEY NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 2011-09-20
End Date : 2012-10-03