Monument record MDM 116 - Possible Medieval moat, visible as an earthwork.

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Summary

A possible moat of probable medieval date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork opposite Walsham Road, Mendham parish.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 27936 83089 (47m by 55m)
Map sheet TM28SE
Civil Parish MENDHAM, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

A possible moat of probable medieval date is visible on aerial photographs as an earthwork opposite Walsham Hall, Mendham parish, centred on circa TM 279830. The visible earthworks consist two sections of ditch which connect to form the south-east corner and a possible north-east corner, now marked on the base map as a pond. No ditches are visible on the north-west or north east side but it may be defined by path. The area defined by the visible ditches forms a rectangle circa 30 metres in length and at least 22 metres wide. The moat may mark an earlier location of Walsham Hall. (S1, S2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF 106G/UK/930 4225-6 16-OCT-1945.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. RAF CPE/UK/1937 1195-6 18-JAN-1947.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 19 2013 10:55AM

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