Monument record FML 017 - Medieval square moat, visible as a cropmark.

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Cropmark of square moat in field NE of Edwards' Farm.


Grid reference Centred TM 2944 6272 (89m by 108m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM26SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Cropmark of square moat in field NE of Edwards' Farm. Darker areas to N may indicate fish ponds (S1).
1998: appears as square moat (?) within rectangular field system (some surviving on 1880s OS map) with occasional ponds and other ditches (?) in close vicinity of moat (S2).
1880s OS mapping shows part survival of elements of moat and irregular ponds to SE. Surviving lengths of moat marked on 6 inch map (1957).
2009: farmer of field immediately to west reported lots of oyster shells in field (adjoining moat).
Futher moat or ponds to S of and around Edward's Farm (not HERd).
These sites may lie on edges of former Coles Green.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> (No record type): OS, AP, 72057/274.
  • <M1> (No record type): AP: OS 72057/274.
  • <S2> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. ECC CP/98/4/10, March 1998.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 19 2013 3:07PM

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