Monument record RGH 007 - Rougham Place

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Moat. Large, rectangular, wet. Entrance in N arm, spurs in NE and SE corners.


Grid reference Centred TL 9223 6329 (96m by 121m)
Map sheet TL96SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Moat. Large, rectangular, wet. Entrance in N arm, spurs in NE and SE corners. Isolated, 350m from parish boundary, 1,200m from church. Unoccupied. Associated features in field to S (RGH 008)(S1)(S2). H-shaped large building shown in centre of moated area on (S3). Manor was held by the Drury Family until 1640. `Soon after' it was in the possession of Sir Jeffrey Burwell (d.1684). Then sold to Sir Robert Davers Bt (S4). Mansion house known as Rougham Place said to have been erected by Davers (S5). House now demolished.

Taken from NRHE record:
(TL 92236329) Moat (NR)

Homestead Moat, Rougham Place.

A rectangular water-filled moat as shown on Ordnance Survey 1:2500. Disturbed ground in the area enclosed indicates the unsurveyable remains of a building.

The cropmarks of two pairs of parallel ditches are visible on aerial photographs to the west of the moat. These pairs are both aligned east / west (the exact same alignment as both the northern and southern sides of the moat) and run continuously across the field upto the edge of the current field boundary in the west. The southern pair can be seen as cropmarks running upto the moat itself. Different parts of both pairs can be seen on historic maps between 1833-1893 at different times, indicating that both pairs are unlikely to be contemporary with one another

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, AP ADH 30.
  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. APs: SAU ADH 30; CUCAP CFB 25.
  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH). 615.
  • <S2> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AP CFB 25.
  • <S3> (No record type): Rougham enclosure map, 1815, SRO (Bury).
  • <S4> (No record type): Kirby, J.. Kirby J, Suffolk Traveller, 2nd ed, 1764, 226.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Copinger W A. Manors of Suffolk. Copinger W, Manors of Suffolk.
  • <S6> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL96SW5.
  • <S7> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Record last edited

Jun 24 2021 11:46AM

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