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Name:Moat S of Caludon Castle
HER no.:MCT16471
Type of Record:Monument

Summary

Moated site south of Caludon Castle. This may have been the first moated manor house of the Seagraves prior to the building of Caludon Castle to the north.


Grid Reference:SP 3740 7995
Former Parish:St. Michael's

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument COVSAM2: Moated site 190m south of Caludon Castle

Full description

1>`c120 yds to S (of Castle), on rather higher ground, is another square moated
enclosure, suggested that within this were farm buildings connnected with
castle.'
2> Complete moat, waterfilled when visited. Enclosed area is under grass, no
traces of buildings observed.
3> Moat completely dry.
4> Plan of earthworks
5> Seagraves - Mowbrays - (1481) - Berkeleys - (1631). First manor house seems
to have been built by Seagraves at end of 12th century. Chapel (9454) shortly after, in
1279 park.
7> This may have been the first moated site at Caludon, built by the Seagraves in the 13th century, which later moved northwards to the site known as Caludon Castle. Alternatively, this may have been the home of John de la Haye, who may have been the Segraves' chief parker.
8> The survey identified a sinuous linear high resistence anomaly, orientated north to south. It is unclear what the anomaly represents. On the west side of the site, the survey revealed a linear low resistance anomaly. It is orientated north-east to south-west and may represent another path or beaten track.
9> Three arms of the moat are depicted on a sale catalogue map of 1815. The southern arm has not been included.


<1> Chatwin P, 1951, Castles in Warwickshire, 27 (--ARTICLE). SCT251.


<2> 1951, OS Card, - (--MONOGRAPH). SCT715.


<3> 1967, OS Card, - (--MONOGRAPH). SCT718.


<4> Bond CJ, 1974, Deserted Medieval Villages in Warwickshire: A Review of, 86 (--ARTICLE). SCT677.


<5> Pugh, R. B. (ed), 1969, Victoria County History: A History of the County of Warwickshire - Volume VIII, 8; 121 (--VOLUME). SCT683.


<6> Flitcroft M, 1986, Historical & Archaeological Survey of Caludon Castle, - (--MONOGRAPH). SCT438.


<7> Demidowicz G, 2007, Works carried out for research (VERBAL COMMUNICATION). SCT1704.


<8> Northamptonshire Archaeology, 2008, Archaeological Geophysical Survey at Caludon Castle, Coventry (--GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY REPORT). SCT668.


<9> 1815, Particulars for the Sale of the Manor or Reputed Manor or Lordship of Callowden (TEXT). SCT2011.

Sources and Further Reading

<1>SCT251 - --ARTICLE: Chatwin P. 1951. Castles in Warwickshire. 27.
<2>SCT715 - --MONOGRAPH: 1951. OS Card. -. HER Library - OS card folder
<3>SCT718 - --MONOGRAPH: 1967. OS Card. -. SMR
<4>SCT677 - --ARTICLE: Bond CJ. 1974. Deserted Medieval Villages in Warwickshire: A Review of. 86.
<5>SCT683 - --VOLUME: Pugh, R. B. (ed). 1969. Victoria County History: A History of the County of Warwickshire - Volume VIII. 8; 121.
<6>SCT438 - --MONOGRAPH: Flitcroft M. 1986. Historical & Archaeological Survey of Caludon Castle. -.
<7>SCT1704 - VERBAL COMMUNICATION: Demidowicz G. 2007. Works carried out for research.
<8>SCT668 - --GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY REPORT: Northamptonshire Archaeology. 2008. Archaeological Geophysical Survey at Caludon Castle, Coventry. Fisher, I.. 16. http://dx.doi.org/10.5284/1018834
<9>SCT2011 - TEXT: 1815. Particulars for the Sale of the Manor or Reputed Manor or Lordship of Callowden. HER Research Files

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • ECT524 - Archaeological Geophysical Survey at Caludon Castle, Coventry, West Midlands, June 2008

Related records

MCT16469Related to: Caludon Castle Moat (Monument)
MCT16470Related to: CALUDON CASTLE; FARREN RD (Monument)
MCT16472Related to: Pool at Caludon Castle (Hedgerow)

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