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HER Number (PRN):01857
Name:Great Moat Farm
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:None recorded

Monument Types

Summary

Moated site, which is almost completely destroyed, the only surviving portions being parts of the NE and NW arms of the moat. The rest has been destroyed by Great Moat Farm (PRN 42556) and its outbuildings.

Parish:Chirbury with Brompton, South Shropshire, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SO29NW
Grid Reference:SO 2478 9686

Related records: None recorded

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events

  • ESA2385 - 1973 field observation by the Ordnance Survey
  • ESA2386 - 1980 field observation by Shropshire County Council

Description

A rectangular defence of a medieval fortified house; possibly the manor house of Timberth, which was a member of Chirbury, and held of the castle of Montgomery by the tenure of castle guard <1a>
Moated site, situated in an elevated position at the W end of a small ridge. The land falls away from it on all sides, but most steeply to the N. The site is almost completely destroyed, the only surviving portions being parts of the NE and NW arms of the moat, the rest having been destroyed by Great Moat Farm (PRN 42556) and its outbuildings. Only the outer scarp of the NE arm remains, being 0.8m in height and c 35m in length. At its N end where it once formed an angle with the NW arm it has been cut through and destroyed by a farm trackway. The surviving fragment of the NW arm shows only as a very shallow marshy depression, having been partially backfilled. It is c 37m in length. There is no trace of any moat on the SW and SE sides. The whole site is very poor and in a bad state of preservation. M Watson FI 1980 <2>
Evaluated for MPP in 1990-1, Low score as one of 133 Moated sites. <3>


<00> Shropshire County Council SMR, Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards, SMR Card for PRN SA 01857 (Card index). SSA20722.


<01a> Anon, 1877, Montgomeryshire Collections, p337 (Volume). SSA6406.


<01> Ordnance Survey, 1973, Ordnance Survey Record Card SO29NW4 (Card index). SSA6407.


<02> Watson Michael D, 1980, Site Visit Form (Field recording form). SSA6408.


<03> Horton Wendy B, 1990/ 1991, MPP Evaluation File (TEXT). SSA20084.

Sources

[00]SSA20722 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards. SMR record cards. SMR Card for PRN SA 01857.
[01a]SSA6406 - Volume: Anon. 1877. Montgomeryshire Collections. Montgomeryshire Coll. Vol 10. p337.
[01]SSA6407 - Card index: Ordnance Survey. 1973. Ordnance Survey Record Card SO29NW4. Ordnance Survey record cards. SO29NW4.
[02]SSA6408 - Field recording form: Watson Michael D. 1980. Site Visit Form. SMR site visit form.
[03]SSA20084 - TEXT: Horton Wendy B. 1990/ 1991. MPP Evaluation File.
Date Last Edited:Nov 4 2010 12:27PM