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HHER Number:1946
Type of record:Monument


Moat around a late 17th century vicarage

Grid Reference:TL 412 329
Map Sheet:TL43SW
Parish:Anstey, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire
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Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1500 AD)

Protected Status

  • Area of Archaeological Significance
  • SHINE: Two Medieval moated sites at Anstey Farm, Anstey
  • Sensitivity Map: moat and mound, hale hill

Full description

A homestead moat measuring 85m E-W and c.65m N-S with arms 10-16m wide. Most of the N arm destroyed by driveway, the rest 2 m deep and lawned <1>. Little to add to OS report. Handsome house of c.1800 in middle of this impressive and largely intact moat. To SW the interesting scheduled moated mound [43] <2>.
What the relationship is between the two moats is unclear; [43] is possibly a post-medieval garden feature relating to the Parsonage [30423]. Alongside are more earthworks, classified as fishponds [16819].
For a 13th century pit within the moated area, see [31539].

RCHM (England), 1911, Inventory of the historical monuments in Hertfordshire, - p35 (Bibliographic reference). SHT9222.

<1> OS Records (Index). SHT8223.

<2> MWT (HCC) site visit, 27.3.87 (Unpublished document). SHT7226.

Sources and further reading

---Bibliographic reference: RCHM (England). 1911. Inventory of the historical monuments in Hertfordshire. - p35.
<1>Index: OS Records.
<2>Unpublished document: MWT (HCC) site visit. 27.3.87.

Related records

31539Parent of: MEDIEVAL PIT, ANSTEY HOUSE, ANSTEY (Monument)