Monument record DEB 003 - The Rectory; The Old Rectory; The Moat House; Charnwood

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Two arms of possible moat, also Listed Building, appears to have extended further north seen in monitoing during 2010.


Grid reference Centred TM 2446 5428 (145m by 167m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM25SW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

? Moat. Two surviving arms to the NE & SE, both wet. `Area of "island" grassed over, house now to NW, drive around outside, watched during construction during winter 1985/1986 - no finds' (S1). Site fronts main road. Shown as much the same on tithe map. Known as `The Rectory' on 1927 OS 2nd edition 25 inch map(s) and `The Old Rectory' on 1950's 6 inch map. On OS 2500 map shown as `The Moat House' (S1)(S2)(R1).
The Moat House is a Listed Building (gr II) recorded as Charnwood (fa├žade of 1813 apparently).
2010: Archaeological monitoring of groundwork associated with the replacement of a rear extension to Moat House, Woodbridge Road, Debach, was undertaken during November 2010. The excavation of a series of foundation trenches was monitored which revealed a large area of fill in one trench. This lay on the line of a linear pond or moat and would suggest that it originally continued for at least a further 3m from its existing north-west terminus. No other archaeological features or deposits were revealed but there was evidence that the surface of the natural subsoil, which consisted of blue-grey clay, had been previously truncated (S3).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, Newman J, site report, DEB 003, map, February 1986.
  • <R1> Map: OS. OS Map. OS, 1:2500 map.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: (S1)(S2).
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU, Newman J, site report, DEB 003, map, February 1989.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Sommers, M. 2011. Archaeological Monitoring Report, Moat House, Woodbridge Road, Debach, DAB 003.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 10 2020 10:52AM

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