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Monument record MDR1443 - Possible moated site, Moat Hall, Hartington Town Quarter

Type and Period (4)

  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Undated)
  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

'At a place called Moat Hall, in Hartington parish, near the river Dove, north of the Hartington cheese factory, part of two sides of the wide moat that surrounded a former homestead still remains. (1). The Hall is a farmhouse of little architectural interest though it has some 17th century fabric. There is no evidence that the published ditch ever formed a complete moat. Immediately to the north is a complete enclosure but the shallow ditch and slight ground slope rule out a moat classification. It is probably medieval draining around an original hall site. Surveyed at 1/2500. (2). The north and west sides of an earthwork are visible on aerial photographs. The Hall is on the east edge of the rectangle. (3, 4)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Cox, J. 1905. 'Ancient Earthworks', in The Victoria County History of Derbyshire, Volume 1. pp 357-396. p 389.
  • <2> Personal Observation: 1966. F1 FRH.
  • <3> Index: NDAT. 1147. 1147.
  • <4> Aerial Photograph: National Monuments Record (English Heritage). 1970. Aerial photograph London: NMR: 9-10-1970: SK 1060/1/31.
  • <5> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 7034.1-4.



Grid reference Centred SK 1257 6096 (92m by 142m) (Centre)

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1177

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Record last edited

Dec 7 2010 2:07PM

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