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CHER Number:01183
Type of record:Monument
Name:Moated site, The Palace

Summary - not yet available

Grid Reference:TL 285 502
Parish:Hatley, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire

Monument Type(s):

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds:

  • SHERD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status:

  • SHINE (Validated): Rectangular moated site known as The Palace, partially water-filled on W side. It was the site of the Parsonage until 1837, and pottery of 13th-18th century date has been recovered from the island.

Full description

2. Moat at East Hatley called 'The Palace'. This encloses an area of 180ft x 150ft; the moat is wet and averages15ft in width and 3ft in depth. The enclosed area is level and under grass. East Hatley Parsonage occupied this site until 1837 when it was destroyed by fire and never rebuilt.
3. Moated Site (Class A1 (a); NG TL/285-/503-), immediately NE of the Palace on the SE side of East Hatley village street. From the interior of the moat, now a kitchen garden, pottery of the C13 to C18 has been collected. A trapezoidal area 160ft NW by 125ft NE by164ft SE by 150ft SW, is surrounded by a wet ditch 20ft to 30ft wide and 2ft to 2.ft deep. There is a causeway, perhaps original, 20ftwide, in the centre of the NW side, the ditch of which is doubled near the N angle
02, The moat is now only partially waterfilled. See revised 25insurvey.
Classification: A1 (a)Status: otherBuilding: no Occupied:noWater supply: surfaceAssociated mill noSurface finds pottery C13 - C18Aerial photos noneEnclosure plan singleEnclosure type rectangularEnclosure banks withoutWet moatSize: width: 7m - 10m depth: 1m to waterAppendages: moat double in NW cornerRidge and furrow: no


<1> 1960, OS 6 inch map (Map). SCB8968.

<2> Salzman, L.F (ed), 1948, The Victoria County History of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. Volume 2, 32 (Bibliographic reference). SCB14649.

<3> RCHM, 1968, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the County of Cambridgeshire. Volume I. West Cambridgeshire, 150 - 151 (ill) (Bibliographic reference). SCB18049.

Sources and further reading

<1>Map: 1960. OS 6 inch map.
<2>Bibliographic reference: Salzman, L.F (ed). 1948. The Victoria County History of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. Volume 2. 32.
<3>Bibliographic reference: RCHM. 1968. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the County of Cambridgeshire. Volume I. West Cambridgeshire. 150 - 151 (ill).