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Record Details

HER Number:00280/01
Type of record:Monument
Name:Netherthorpe Medieval Moat, Thorpe Salvin


Medieval moated site

Grid Reference:SK 537 806
Map Sheet:SK58SW
Parish:THORPE SALVIN, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
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Monument Type(s):

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds:

  • None
  • Protected Status:

    • Scheduled Monument () 1012200: Netherthorpe Moated Site

    Full Description

    <1> Homestead moat, usually waterfilled 200m upstream on Bonhay Dyke. An earth dam or Pond Bay has been constructed probably. As water supply for moat now breached.
    References: See O S Card

    <2> The Netherthorpe site has a water-filled moat, in which organic and palaeoenvironmental material will survive. It has never been excavated and undisturbed deposits survive on the island and are expected to contain the foundations of buildings and a revetment wall.

    Netherthorpe moat comprises a rectangular island, measuring 40m north-south and 50m east-west, surrounded by a water-filled moat crossed by a modern causeway at the north-west corner. Except at the north-east corner where it widens considerably, the moat is c.10m wide and is fed at present from the Bondhay Dyke. Limestone blocks found on the island, particularly along the northern edge, suggest the island was walled on this side. Late medieval pottery has also been found on the site. In the sixteenth century, Netherthorpe was referred to as being `formerly of the dissolved priory of Warsope'. (Scheduling Report)

    SW of Nether Thorpe Farm in the valley of the Bondhay Dyke there is a homestead moat. Near rectangular in plan, it measures overall 70.0 m. E-W by 60.0m transversely: a causeway in the NW corner is modern. Dry when visited but according to local information it is usually waterfilled. 200 m. upstream an earth and stone dam or pondbay has been constructed across a narrowing of the valley, probably as a supply-pond for the moat. It measures 10.5 m in width and is 1.5m in height but is now breached and the pond dry. AM survey carried out (F1 A Clarke 20-OCT-1959).
    The farm at Netherwood belonged to the Priory of Worsope in the 16th century (Le Patourel 1973). (PastScape)

    <1> South Yorkshire Archaeology Service, c1974-c2003, SMR Card (Unpublished document). SSY213.

    <2> Gatehouse website (Web Resource). SSY3574.

    Sources and further reading

    <1>SSY213 - Unpublished document: South Yorkshire Archaeology Service. c1974-c2003. SMR Card. Indexed according to PIN Number.
    <2>SSY3574 - Web Resource: Gatehouse website. www.gatehouse-gazetteer.info/home.html.

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