Monument record EWL 002 - Elmswell Hall

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Moat. listed building


Grid reference Centred TL 9829 6431 (239m by 148m)
Map sheet TL96SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Moat. Square, largely filled in and ploughed (S1). `To E are remnants of the E and S sides of a large water-girt area' (S2). Hall built over this, C16 with C19 exterior, LB Grade II. Isolated, 250m from parish boundary, 630m from church. Originally manor of the Abbot of Bury St Edmunds. Visited by Henry VI in 1433.
Groat of Edward III (London) 1354-1355 (S3).
Details of 1980 moated site survey in parish file.
Double moat shown on Tithe map - area on HER map revised accordingly (Nov 99) (S5).

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <R1> (No record type): MHLG, Prov list, Thedwastre RD, 1951, 7.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL96SE11.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: (S4).
  • <R2> (No record type): SRO (Ipswich) HD 80/1/1/49 C18 estate map.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: 1911. VCH Suffolk 1. 609.
  • <S3> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 961-107, 1961.
  • <S4> (No record type): Taylor M N et al, Suffolk Moated Site Survey, EWL 002, August 1980, sketch plan & map.
  • <S5> Map: 1841. Elmswell Tithe Map.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Site Report. SCCAS, Carr R D, October 1999.

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Record last edited

Sep 2 2016 3:50PM

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