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Record Details

HER Number:00170/01
Type of record:Monument
Name:Willow Garth Medieval Moated Site, Ecclesfield


Medieval moated site

Grid Reference:SK 353 944
Map Sheet:SK39SE
Parish:ECCLESFIELD, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Monument Type(s):

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds:

  • None
  • Protected Status:

    • Scheduled Monument 1012477: Willow Garth Moated Site and Fishpond, Ecclesfield

    Full Description

    <1> Well preserved water filled moat, no evidence of building foundations on platform or of causeway.

    <2> Willow Garth moated site consists of a small rectangular island, measuring 25m x 20m, surrounded by a water-filled moat. Except on the south-west side, where it is narrower and partly filled in, the moat is c.10m wide and is embanked along its outside edge on all but the south-west arm. Several stone blocks indicative of wall-footings are visible on this side. On the southeast side, a small bay protrudes into the adjacent field. This is the site of a now filled-in channel leading to a terrace in the natural slope identified as an embanked fishpond, measuring c. 40m x 15m and now also filled in. To the north of this, a narrow ditch runs eastward off the moat [Further Information].

    <1> The Hunter Archaeological Society, 1914-18, Transactions of The Hunter Archaeological Society Volume 1, (1914) p. 363 (Serial). SSY1559.

    <2> English Heritage, 26/06/1991, Willow Garth Moated Site and Fishpond, Ecclesfield, Scheduling Notification (Scheduling record). SSY974.

    Sources and further reading

    <1>SSY1559 - Serial: The Hunter Archaeological Society. 1914-18. Transactions of The Hunter Archaeological Society Volume 1. (1914) p. 363.
    <2>SSY974 - Scheduling record: English Heritage. 26/06/1991. Willow Garth Moated Site and Fishpond, Ecclesfield. Scheduling Notification.

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