Monument record BRG 004 - Medieval moat, only west and north side remains.

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Moat, only west and north side remains, see details.


Grid reference Centred TL 886 680 (162m by 117m)
Map sheet TL86NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

1911: `At Conyer's Green, Leeds Wood, N-E of Necton Hall, a large part of a moat remains. The eastern and part of the southern sides have been levelled' (S1).
Moat (part). Inhabited (R1).
Current OS shows east and south sides re-excavated. the ditched enclosure is on the north side of Conyers Green as shown on Hodskinson's map (S2).

1999: An evaluation for a new building on the medieval moat recorded evidence of occupation from the 13th-14th century overlying a clay layer, sealing boulder clay, which was interpreted as upcast from the excavation of the moat ditch. A linear line of flint cobbles may possibly be of medieval date. A linear feature, interpreted as a small ditch, indicates a level of activity on the site in the 18th century (S3).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL86NE16.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: map extracts (S2).
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: 1911. VCH Suffolk 1. 610.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Various. SAU, R D Carr, 1999.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Loader, T.. 1999. Archaeological Evaluation Report: The Moat House, Conyers Green, Great Barton, Bury St Edmunds.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Mar 22 2018 1:30PM

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