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Record Details

HER Number:00197/01
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible Medieval Moated Site at Moat Farm, Wickersley

Summary

MOAT

Grid Reference:SK 487 905
Map Sheet:SK49SE
Parish:WICKERSLEY, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Map:Show location on GoogleMaps (to an accuracy of 100m only)

Monument Types:

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds:

  • None
  • Full Description

    <1> O.S. Card - "consists of two artificial ponds, one dry, and a 'ha-ha' - cannot be identified as a moat".
    References: O.S. card (map), V.C.H. Yorks 2, 1912, 52.

    <2> On the north side of the farm are two ponds, the eastern dry, forming a line c.60 m. long. From the eastern end of these, the east boundary of the site is formed by a sunken wall or ha-ha. There are no evidences of any ditch or moat on the south or west. Farm buildings and house partly 18th century or earlier. Despite Le Patourel's classification as type A1(a), this does not appear to be a true moated site (the O.S. no longer regard it as such). The name 'Moat Farm' is given on the 1st edition O.S. map (1854). It is possible that the west, south and east sides of an original moated enclosure have been completely obliterated by later alterations. References: Le Patourel, 'The Moated Sites of Yorkshire' (1973), 129.

    Sources and further reading

    <1>SSY213 - Unpublished document: SYAS. c1974-c2003. SMR Card. Indexed according to PIN Number.
    <2>SSY1565 - Unpublished document: PF Ryder[?]. 1980[?]. Moat Farm, Wickersley.

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