Monument record OTY 004 - Moated site W of Otley Hall

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Moated Site West of Otley Hall.


Grid reference Centred TM 2045 5629 (109m by 106m)
Map sheet TM25NW


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Moated Site West of Otley Hall.
Moat. Small, square, isolated, unoccupied, about 300 yards W of Otley Hall. Ditches water-filled, interior tree covered.
1979: A square water-filled moat about 300 yds W of Otley Hall. There is an outer moat on the N and W sides. The interior is tree-covered (S1). 1981: Outer moat mud and weed filled - some water. Inner moat water-filled. Impossible to gain access to interior as wooden bridge broken. However interior appears to be tree and scrub-covered (S1).
1986: Outer moat is much shallower than inner. Inner is wet but silting (easily forded at 1 point on E side), and is beginning to be clogged by dead wood. Interior and external edge of ditch(es) densely covered with mainly deciduous woodland plus scrub and undergrowth, except where an E-W belt has been felled almost to ground level by Eastern Electricity in order to provide passage for cables, which are supported by posts on either side of the site. Bank on exterior of outer ditch clearly visible on W side and in W parts of N and S sides. Moat incorporated into later system of field ditches. Some rabbit and fox holes (S1).
1994: EH scheduling information revised description (S1).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM25NW7.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.

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Apr 21 2022 2:11PM

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