Monument record DEN 002 - Moat, College Farm, formerly Denham College alias Denham Dungeon

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Scheduled Monument - Moat.


Grid reference Centred TM 191 748 (158m by 192m)
Map sheet TM17SE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Moat. Rectangular, occupied, close to church, isolated (S1).
Moat is shown on an estate map of 1757 made by T Skynner for Charles, Lord Maynard. This shows a rectangular moat around the farmhouse (S2).
Part of the forfeited estate of Sir Henry Bedingfield of Oxburgh in 1651.
The Parliamentary survey taken at this time refers to the 'Capital messuage or Mansion House…commonly called Denham College alias Denham Dungeon'. This lists the rooms in the house and refers to 'one small court yard, and a small garden within the moat'. The tenant was then Thomas Bedingfield, on a 21-year lease (S3).
July 1999: Partially Scheduled. Details in (S4)

Sources/Archives (8)

  • --- Scheduling record: English Heritage. Scheduled Ancient Monument file. (S4).
  • <S1> (No record type): See Moat files.
  • <M1> (No record type): Moats file:.
  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM17SE3,.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S4).
  • <S2> (No record type): Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich, HA68:484/752.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Copinger W A. Manors of Suffolk. Copinger W, Manors of Suffolk, IV, 28.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: English Heritage. English Heritage, Scheduling Information.

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Record last edited

Mar 3 2015 11:28AM

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