Monument record DNN 014 - Moat Farm; Pyeshall Manor (Med)

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Scheduled Monument - Moat, occupied, irregular.


Grid reference Centred TM 2783 6951 (132m by 140m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM26NE


Type and Period (6)

Full Description

Moat, occupied, irregular. On parish boundary (S1).
Manor of Pyeshall acquired by Henry Edgar (d.1619). His son, Myles, commissioned an estate map in 1627 which shows the house on the moat, a small formal garden in front of the house, a dovecote on the edge of the moat at TL 2785 6955 and an orchard to the S of the house. On the E side of the moat a rectangular `Milkin Yarde' is shown with two buildings on its edge. A bridge and a gate structure gave access from the yard to the house. A `new orchard' occupied the enclosure to the S of the moat. A tree-lined avenue approaches from the E side (S2)(S3).
1994: Site scheduled (S4).
1997: Evaluation of N & S ends of existing house. Pit with C12-C14 pottery identified in S end evaluation pit. Nothing other than garden soil at N end (S5)(S6).
August 1998: Monitoring of contruction trenches, following an evaluation carried out in February 1997. This inspection confirmed the evaluation findings as the only disturbance below the topsoil was caused by Post Medieval pits and foundations, the latter being closed to the existing structure and of late 19th or early 20th modern date (S7).

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM26NW1, ill.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: part copy of (S2)(S5).
  • <S2> (No record type): Norfolk Record Office, NRS 11903.
  • <S3> (No record type): Easton T & Martin E, Framsden & Eye, some garden history, PSIA 37 pt 4, 1992, 395-8.
  • <S4> (No record type): English Heritage Scheduling information, SAM file, 1994.
  • <S5> (No record type): SAU, Boulter S, Evaluation information (additional), March 1997, plan.
  • <S6> (No record type): SAU, Newman J & Boulter S, SCCAS, Report 97/14, 1997, ill.
  • <S7> Unpublished document: Newman, J.. 1998. Archaeological Monitoring Record: Moat Farmhouse, Dennington (DNN 014).

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

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Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

May 21 2019 1:04PM

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