Monument record BUG 003 - Thistleton Hall

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Large moated complex, isolated, occupied - Scheduled Monument.


Grid reference Centred TM 2356 5308 (185m by 147m)
Map sheet TM25SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Large moated complex, isolated, occupied. Demolished in 1955. Made up of four rectilinear enclosures (R1).
Triple moat. The smaller (central) moat limited in area, `and lies within the eastern side of a large oblong moat, which contains a pond within its S-W angle; the northern side is mutilated and spreads into a large pond. Outside the eastern arm of the large moat, and opposite the smaller inner one is another of medium size, led by a channel on the south and a pond for the overflow on the east.'
1991: Wooded site within area of wartime Debach Aerodrome. House demolished at end of war. Site overgrown but remains of moat visible.
May 1994, Scheduling information: Three separate moats of differing type enclosed the hall and two areas to the E and SW. There are a wide varietyof features and the earthworks survive well. Sequence of moats, added to during the occupation of the site, illustrates the development of a major moated house over an extended period. Parts of the moated system represent conversion of original features into ornamental gardens. Full description in (S1).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <R1> (No record type): Moat file: details, plan, photos..
  • <M1> (No record type): Moat file: details, plan, photos..
  • <S1> (No record type): EH Scheduling Information, revised April 1994.
  • <M2> (No record type): SAM file: (S1).
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Victoria County History of Suffolk (Vol I 1911; Vol II 1907). VCH, Suffolk, 2, 606.
  • <M3> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S1).

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Record last edited

Jun 26 2009 9:34AM

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