Monument record WTH 003 - Small rectangular moat measuring 50m by 40m

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Small rectangular moat measuring 50m by 40m. The east arm is partly filled and the remainder now dry. Access to the island was probably by causeway, now incorporated into the filling of the east arm.


Grid reference Centred TL 6563 4835 (61m by 49m)
Map sheet TL64NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Moat on Highnoon Lane, Withersfield. Unoccupied. N corner of green. Three sides of rectangle within Gatesbury Copse or Wood (S1)(S2).
Formerly occupied (up until circa 16th century) according to local historian.

This site was recorded (until 23/1/2009) incorrectly in HER as being in Chantry Farm (actually should have read Charity Farm, though actually was never part of Charity Farm holdings).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL64NE1.
  • <S1> (No record type): HDAG, Moated site survey, JHDAG, 3, 1984, 3, 160, ill.
  • <S2> Verbal communication: Personal communication. Jackson C, Tanglewood, Withersfield, June 1999.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 11 2016 5:08PM

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