Record Details

NHER Number:35477
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of cropmarks originally thought to have been a medieval moat


This is the site of cropmarks/soilmarks visible on aerial photographs which were recorded as a medieval moat. Later photographs suggest they are natural geological marks or possibly drainage ditches.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6976 1496
Map Sheet:TF61SE

Full description

19 April 1976. Ordnance Survey Air photography.
Soilmarks of moat.
Soilmark distorted by plough.
See file.
D. Voisey (NLA) 27 January 1995.

April 2014.
Later imagery (S1) suggests this is not a moat at all but natural geology. Two linear features are visible within the general geological noise but it is likely that these are drainage ditches.
K. Powell (HES), 16 April 2014

Monument Types

  • MOAT (evidence: Soilmarks, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Ordnance Survey. OS 76-020-196.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Vertical Aerial Photograph: Infoterra and Bluesky Ltd. 2006. Infoterra Ltd, Bluesky and Google 02-07-2006 (Google Earth TF 6976 1495).

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