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Record Details

HER Number:00211/01
Type of record:Monument
Name:Moat Hall Medieval Moated Site, Braithwell



Grid Reference:SK 534 943
Map Sheet:SK59SW
Parish:BRAITHWELL, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Map:Show location on GoogleMaps (to an accuracy of 100m only)

Monument Types:

  • HALL HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds:

  • None
  • Protected Status:

    • Scheduled Monument 1012461: Moat Hall moated site and external ancillary buildings

    Full Description

    <1> Moat Hall, Braithwell - Remains of 13th century and later Hall, surrounded by moat. 3 arches demolished 1939 and removed - 1 in garden of Mr. Bown of Maltby and 1in garden wall at Lambcote Grange. References: THAS Vol. 5 1938-43 p.233-6

    <2> Rectangular moated site, the island c.45 m. by c.28 m. The western and western half of the north arms still hold water. The southern arm is a slight depression, marshy at its west end. The eastern half of the north arm and the entire east arm have been completely filled since 1973 (the date of the O.S. survey) - prior to this there was a large pool at the north-east angle. The enclosed island surface slopes slightly down from north to south. Centrally placed on the island are the ruins of the Moat Hall, a 15th century building which can on good grounds be correlated with 'Le Priorie', a grange of Lewes Priory leased to John Vincent of Braithwell in 1427. The building appears to have consisted of a timber-framed first floor hall, with stone walls beneath. The first floor was demolished c.1930. The surviving ruins are mostly lower courses, in places reconstructed and 'tidied up', but with a good 15th century doorway arch standing intact. Associated buildings appear to have stood to the south, outside the area of the moat. A 'tithe barn' here was demolished early this century. The present house appears to have been a dovecote, and may incorporate medieval work.

    <3> Excavations alongside the driveway failed to identify the moat, but did identify stone structures in the same location as buildings on the 1854 map.

    Sources and further reading

    <1>SSY1042 - Bibliographic reference: Hunter Archaeological Society. 1938-43. Transactions of the Hunter Archaeological Society Volume 5. Volume V. p. 233-6
    <2>SSY1569 - Unpublished document: PF Ryder. 1980. Report on Moat Hall, Braithwell.
    <3>SSY2245 - Grey Literature Report: Wessex Archaeology. 2010. Moat Hall, Braithwell, Doncaster, Scheduled Monument No.13234: Archaeological Watching Brief. Hartwell, M..

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