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Record Details

HER Number:00315/01
Type of record:Monument
Name:Woodhouse Field Moat, Kirk Bramwith


A medieval moated site in fields north east of Kirk Bramwith.

Grid Reference:SE 631 128
Map Sheet:SE61SW
Parish:KIRK BRAMWITH, Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Map:Show location on GoogleMaps (to an accuracy of 100m only)

Monument Types:

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds:

  • FSY2644 - Undefined
  • Full Description

    <1> A trapezoidal site, 50m north to south, 30m wide at the south end, and 25m wide at the south. Island [was] slightly raised above surrounding ground on its west side, sloping gently down to the east. The eastern arm is much narrower than the others. A little standing water in the moat, but mostly just marshy land. No obvious foundations etc. on island. A molehill near the north end produced a fragment of green glazed medieval pot. Le Patourel suggests that this site represents either a park lodge or the homestead of a free tenant. May be a lodge in Eshfeld park 'improved' by the Earl of Lancaster and let to 'divers tenants' before 1322. [Photographs]

    Note: LM 11/11/2004. At some time after the above account was written the site was levelled for intensive ploughing. Aerial photographs from the 'Cities Revealed' project show the moat, and a prominent channel leading to the River Don. The Portable Antiquities Scheme has recorded pieces of high status medieval enamel depicting a religious theme, recovered from the site. The find would support the suggestion of a thirteenth century date. Portable Antiquities Scheme Annual Report 2003/04

    <2> Homestead Moat.

    Sources and further reading

    ---SSY833 - Monograph: Le Patourel, H.E.J.. 1973. The Moated Sites of Yorkshire.. p. 125
    <1>SSY337 - Unpublished document: SYAS. c1980. Moated Sites in South Yorkshire - Thematic report for the DoE.
    <2>SSY217 - Unpublished document: Various - Ordnance Survey. Various. OS Card.

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