Monument record WHL 002 - Moat Yards Moated Site

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Summary

Moated complex, unoccupied near 'Mill Common', square in good condition, with outworks ploughed level (S1). Partly Scheduled Monument.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 410 814 (201m by 193m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM48SW
Civil Parish WESTHALL, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

Map

Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Moated complex, unoccupied near 'Mill Common', central square and outworks, since ploughed (S1).
Square platform surrounded by wide flat-bottomed moat, the whole enclosed by a very large outer moat (see 1st Edition OS map of 1880s and RAF AP of circa 1945) of which only the N side remains [now gone]. A former house or farm site may have existed in the E part of this outer enclosure. The structure may have two periods of construction (S2).
1973: Shown on OS AP (S5).
1979: Shown on AP - ploughed to W, N & S and on interior of actual square moat (tree lined and water filled on S side) (S6).
1981: No visible remains of outer moat on N side (S2).
1987: The NE corner of scheduled area is built over and has been for some time (S3).
1991: [W half of moated complex] said to be ploughed (S4).
2000: Scheduled area reduced. Details in (S2).
March 2008: AP shows soil/cropmarks of two further adjoining square (?) moats adjoining W side of moat. Southernmost appears to have entrance to S (S7). These are not shown on the early OS maps.
Tithe map not checked.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU (Carr R D), undated.
  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <M2> (No record type): Moats file: map.
  • <S2> (No record type): DOE scheduling information, 1986.
  • <S3> (No record type): SAU (Plouviez J), 1987.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Suffolk Preservation Society. 1991. Suffolk Preservation Society Survey. Suff Pres Soc Survey, 1991.
  • <S5> (No record type): OS, AP 73241 081, 1973.
  • <S6> (No record type): AP: P Warner/1979/BZL 3.
  • <S7> Photograph: Air Photographs. Potter R, attachment to email to SCCAS, 10 March 2008.

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Record last edited

Jun 26 2009 10:19AM

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