Monument record MDS 032 - Medieval moat at Moat Farm

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Moat, fragments of two sides, spur, probably square.


Grid reference Centred TM 097 661 (92m by 78m)
Map sheet TM06NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Moat, fragments of two sides, spur, probably square. Occupied, isolated. Located by R Colchester during fieldwalking survey (S1, S2).

(TM 09706613) Moat (NR) (S3)

Portions of two adjoining square moats are at Poplar Farm. (S4)

The rectangular ponds in the area of Poplar Farm and Moat Farm (a private house at TM 09716611) are situated on level ground and fed by surface drainage, but they do not form part of a moat. According to the owner they were probably dug as farm ponds or clay pits.

Published 25" survey correct. (S5)

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <M1> (No record type): Mendlesham survey archive: copy (S1)(S2).
  • <S1> (No record type): Colchester R, Mendlesham survey record sheet, site 32.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Colchester R. c. 1977. A landscape history of the parish of Mendlesham.
  • <S3> Map: OS. OS Map. OS 6" 1958.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH).
  • <S5> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. F1 PAS 7-JUL-76.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Apr 19 2021 10:10AM

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