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Name:Park House Moated Site, Gainsborough
HER Number:50289
Type of record:Monument

Summary

Moated site at Park House, Gainborough.

Grid Reference:SK 835 880
Map Sheet:SK88NW
Parish:GAINSBOROUGH, WEST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE

Full description

Medieval earthworks including a dry moat. This site was initially interpreted as 'Roman intrenchments' but is now thought to be a medieval manorial site. {1}{2}

The site lies within the medieval deer park at Gainsborough. It is presumably a park-keeper's house or lodge with paddocks, orchards or gardens. To the north-east is a small circular building surrounded by a ditch which is possibly a dovecote. The earthworks were destroyed between 1963 and 1967, but were depicted on early large scale Ordnance Survey sheets as comprising a large, almost square enclosure, with ditched closes on the same alignment appended to its western and southern sides. Immediately to the north-west lay a further perhaps ditched or moated platform with ancillary features, all on a slightly different alignment from the first, which may indicate a two-phased development. {3}

Traces of these earthworks are visible on aerial photographs. {4}{5}{6}


<1> Ordnance Survey, Ordnance Survey Card Index, SK 88 NW: 7 (Index). SLI2344.

<2> Lincolnshire County Council, Sites and Monuments Record Card Index, SK 88 NW: E (Index). SLI2881.

<3> P.L. Everson, C.C. Taylor and C.J. Dunn, 1991, Change and Continuity: Rural Settlement in North-West Lincolnshire, pp.48, 53, 95, figs.40-1 (Bibliographic Reference). SLI1063.

<4> J.K.S. St Joseph, 1945-79, Cambridge University Collection, PG 48-50; PG 52-3 (Aerial Photograph). SLI175.

<5> COLE, C., 1993-2002, InnerVisions Business Presentations, 100/0895/F12A; 155/1296/23A; 195/0797/16A (Aerial Photograph). SLI181.

<6> Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, 1992-1996, National Mapping Programme, SK8388: LI.693.3.1-3,1995, (Map). SLI3613.

Monument Types

  • DOVECOTE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PADDOCK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<1>Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. SK 88 NW: 7.
<2>Index: Lincolnshire County Council. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. SK 88 NW: E.
<3>Bibliographic Reference: P.L. Everson, C.C. Taylor and C.J. Dunn. 1991. Change and Continuity: Rural Settlement in North-West Lincolnshire. pp.48, 53, 95, figs.40-1.
<4>Aerial Photograph: J.K.S. St Joseph. 1945-79. Cambridge University Collection. PG 48-50; PG 52-3.
<5>Aerial Photograph: COLE, C.. 1993-2002. InnerVisions Business Presentations. 100/0895/F12A; 155/1296/23A; 195/0797/16A.
<6>Map: Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England. 1992-1996. National Mapping Programme. SK8388: LI.693.3.1-3,1995,.

Related records

50405Related to: Medieval Deer Park, Gainsborough (Monument)