Scheduled Ancient Monument: MOATED SITE IN BEETON'S PLANTATION (33304)

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Suffix 33304
Date assigned 09 May 2001
Date last amended


The monument includes a medieval moated site in Beeton's Plantation which is located 110m south east of Dowel's Farm and 750m to the WSW of Seven Elms Green. The moated site incorporates two adjacent islands, both rectangular in plan, which are situated side by side and separated by an intervening arm of the moat. The southern island measures a maximum of 72m ENE-WSW by 54m NNW-SSE and is raised by about 1m above the surrounding ground surface. The northern island measures up to 84m ENE-WSW by 50m NNW-SSE, and a depression towards its southern corner is thought to represent a pond. A causeway across the dividing arm of the moat provides access between the two islands. The southern island is surrounded on all sides by a partly waterfilled moat which measures up to 10m in width and 3m deep. This moat extends along the WSW side and part of the NNW side of the northern island. It is believed that it originally continued along the remaining section of the NNW side and the ENE side of the northern island, but was infilled and now survives as a buried feature. Its outline is followed by a drainage ditch. The fencing around the moated site is excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath it is included.

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Grid reference Centred TL 7075 5467 (134m by 144m)
Map sheet TL75SW

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Dec 20 2019 3:27PM

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