Monument record GAZ 007 - Desning Hall

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Moat - site of Manor House (and park of 1310?).


Grid reference Centred TL 7352 6328 (210m by 148m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL76SW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Moat - site of Manor House (and park of 1310?). Rectangular with one enclosure. Occupied, isolated, close to parish boundary. Park (?) associated - see below (bounds not determined (nor looked for!).
At Desning Hall is a fairly perfect moat, and to the west of it is another very broad water-filled trench which may have formed one side of a similar enclosure. With the exception of the S arm the main moat has been drained and partly incorporated into the gardens of Desning Hall (R1).
1310: Desning was owned by Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Gloucester, who had a free-warren as well as a coney-warren here (and at Cavenham) (S2) - see GAZ Misc & HIG 011.

The Manor of Desynynge is mentioned in a fire of 1654. (R1)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <M1> (No record type): Moat file:.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL76SW6.
  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Copinger W A. Manors of Suffolk. Copinger W A, The Manors of Suffolk, 5, 1909, 224.
  • <R2> Bibliographic reference: Victoria County History of Suffolk (Vol I 1911; Vol II 1907). VCH Suffolk, 1, 1911, 609 SAU, AP ADG 8, ADH 11.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: transcript of Patent Rolls in PRO "Reading Rm R542, 102", 3 Ed II 4D (p262), SROB HD/1720/17.
  • <S3> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 25 2021 3:22PM

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