Monument record HNV 003 - Horseshoe Ponds, Hengrave Hall

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Moat, S of Hengrave Hall (S1)(R1).


Grid reference Centred TL 825 684 (193m by 150m)
Map sheet TL86NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Moat, S of Hengrave Hall (S1)(R1).
Two ponds forming the SE boundary of the outer court to Hengrave Hall; the approach down the avenue (HNV 012) rom the park (HNV 011) passes between them. Shown on a map of 1588: the W one as L-shaped and the E one has roughly rectangular with a drain connecting it to the large pond to the NE (S2). Shown similarly and named as the Horse Ponds on a map of 1742 (S3). The E pond was partly desilted in 1992, when brick walling and sluice channel, possibly 16th century, were uncovered (S4).
Probably animal watering ponds. The western one being enlarged by the Gage family and Sir John Wood to the north to mirror the shape of the eastern one to give the impression of a moat. (S7)

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <M1> (No record type): Moat file:.
  • <S1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. CUCAP, AP OA 42.
  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL86NW3.
  • <S2> (No record type): Suffolk Record Office, Bury P746/1.
  • <M2> (No record type): APs: (S1)(S5).
  • <S3> (No record type): Suffolk Record Office, Bury 712/58.
  • <M3> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: photocopy of (S2), tracing of (S3), (S4).
  • <S4> (No record type): Carr R D, site notes.
  • <S5> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. Essex C C, AP, CP/97/13/22, June 1997.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Various. SAU, Tester A, Monitoring Report, July/Aug 1994.
  • <S7> Excavation archive: Excavation Archive. Reilly D, 1999, geophysics and Excavation at Hengrave Hall.

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Record last edited

Mar 12 2009 3:52PM

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