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SMR Number:11768
Type of record:Monument
Grid Reference:TL 998 227
Map Sheet:TL92SE


Moat at Monkwick Farmhouse.

Full description

Moat at Monkwick Farmhouse. The moat was levelled in the C17. At Domesday the farm supplied St Johns Abbey. <1> Incomplete, rectangular moat; sketch plan on back of MSRG card. <2> <3> The farm supplied the monks of St Johns Abbey, Colchester and the manor of which it formed part was granted to the abbey by its founder Eudo Dapifer in 1100. After the dissolution of the monasteries the manor was granted to John Stepnie, Stratford with reversion to John Dudley, Earl of Warwick and later Duke of Northumberland. Nothing is known of the early buildings on the site but tradition has it that there was a `watch tower' on the island in the fishpond. Sir Francis Jobson probably built or rebuilt the house and resided there in the time of Elizabeth I. <4> Known as Monk(e)wike in 1536, 1546. <5>

Site Assessment = The moat was levelled in the C17. <1>; The site is now built over - school. <6>

<1> unknown, 1960 0nwards, SMR form unknown (DESC TEXT). SEX4.

<2> unknown, unknown, TL92-051 (LIST). SEX34263.

<3> unknown, unknown, TL92-051 (Map). SEX34264.

<4> Cant, L, 1963, Monkwick Farmhouse, Berechurch, Vol 6, p27 (DESC TEXT). SEX34265.

<5> Reaney, PH, 1935, Place Names of Essex, p379 (DESC TEXT). SEX10131.

<6> Ordnance Survey, unknown, 1:10000 (Map). SEX34266.

Monument Types

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

Sources and further reading

<1>DESC TEXT: unknown. 1960 0nwards. SMR form unknown.
<2>LIST: unknown. unknown. TL92-051.
<3>Map: unknown. unknown. TL92-051.
<4>DESC TEXT: Cant, L. 1963. Monkwick Farmhouse, Berechurch. Vol 6, p27.
<5>DESC TEXT: Reaney, PH. 1935. Place Names of Essex. p379.
<6>Map: Ordnance Survey. unknown. 1:10000.