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Record Details

HER Number:00231/01
Type of record:Monument
Name:Draw Dykes medieval moated site, Rossington,


Possible site of the early Rossington manor house, now bisected by railway

Grid Reference:SK 618 985
Map Sheet:SK69NW
Parish:ROSSINGTON, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
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Monument Type(s):

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

Associated Finds:

  • None
  • Full Description

    <1> Moated site now cut by railway, probably that of the early manor house of Rossington. References: O.N.B. 1849 p.67 History and Topog. view of the Wapentake (Stratford and Tickhill) 1826 p.137 (J.Wainwright). <2> Hunter South Yorkshire 1831 Vol. 1 p. 66.

    <3> The site is trapezoidal in plan, the N and S sides being of c.50 m., the east side 90 m. and the west side 70 m. The site is bisected by the railway line, running from the NW corner to the SE. All that now (1980) remains visible is a section of the western side, as a dry ditch, forming part of an allotment garden. A slight scarp marks the line of the southern ditch. The north part of the west side, and the NE section of the platform on the other side of the railway have been obliterated since the 1960 O.S. survey [plan].

    <1> Various - Ordnance Survey, Various, OS Card (Unpublished document). SSY217.

    <2> Hunter, J., 1974 [1828], South Yorkshire: the History and Topography of the Deanery of Doncaster, Volume I, p. 66 (Monograph). SSY597.

    <3> PF Ryder, 1980, Report on Draw Dykes Moated Site, Rossington (Unpublished document). SSY1572.

    Sources and further reading

    <1>SSY217 - Unpublished document: Various - Ordnance Survey. Various. OS Card.
    <2>SSY597 - Monograph: Hunter, J.. 1974 [1828]. South Yorkshire: the History and Topography of the Deanery of Doncaster, Volume I. (single volume). p. 66.
    <3>SSY1572 - Unpublished document: PF Ryder. 1980. Report on Draw Dykes Moated Site, Rossington.

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