Monument record SUY 003 - Wood Hall Moated Site

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Summary

Rectangular moat around site of Med manor house enclosing area 200 by 150 feet. Scheduled.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 876 428 (96m by 101m)
Map sheet TL84SE
Civil Parish SUDBURY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Rectangular moat around presumed site of Med manor house enclosing area 200 by 150 feet. Occupied - Wood Hall stands in SE corner. Moat overgrown with dense undergrowth, some standing water (S1).
Two complete and two incomplete arms shown on OS map. Isolated, close to parish boundary. Scheduled area excludes Wood Hall and SE corner of moat (destroyed).
1991: In industrial estate. Moat overgrown, silted up. One arm cut off by new road. Two houses within moat boarded up, adjacent barn just outside moat becoming derelict (S2). Adjacent barn as shown on Brewers Map 1714, also Dovecote to south outside moat (S3). Large house, brickwalls, dovecot, barn & shed shown on Brewer's map of 1714.
1995: rapid earthwork survey - details in (S4, in parish file).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <S2> (No record type): Suff Pres Soc (Paul Edwards) survey, table of results, 1991.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: Planning & management suggestions. Visit report..
  • <S3> (No record type): Freeman Edith, `Sudbury's Story A Thousand Years in the History of a Small English Town'.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Survey. Suffolk Archaeological Unit, Survey report, 9/3/1995, ill.

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Record last edited

Jun 26 2009 10:19AM

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