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

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Summary

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

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 886 680 (162m by 117m)
Map sheet TL86NE
Civil Parish GREAT BARTON, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

Map

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 Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service.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 Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service.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 Unpublished document: Loader, T.. 1999.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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