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Monument record MDR5170 - Moated Site, Holmesfield

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A square homestead moat a little to the north of Holmesfield encloses an area upwards of 200 ft square. (1) Scheduled. (2) A simple homestead moat; published survey (25" 1959) revised. (3) The moated site north-north-east of the church at Holmesfield shows evidence of two building platforms on the central island. Although a scheduled site, it has become an area of tipping. (4) A spring rises in the south corner and has an outlet in the north corner . The central platform is higher in the south corner and along the north-west side. Some dumping had taken place in the moat in November 1976. (5) Bulmer records a moat near to Storth House (SK 305782) which could be a confusion either with this site, or one such disappeared - ?Old Hall , or the castle at SK 31897764. (6) Photographic record. (8) Scheduling revised in January 1994. The scheduled monument is a moated site comprising a roughly square island surrounded by a 2m deep moat with an average width of c. 12m. The island includes a large rectangular building platform and a bank marking the site of a wall or palisade. The remains of a causeway crosses the moat near the south corner. Inflow and outflow channels connect two corners of the moat to the adjacent stream. (9)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Cox, J. 1905. 'Ancient Earthworks', in The Victoria County History of Derbyshire, Volume 1. pp 357-396. p 389.
  • <2> Scheduling record: Ministry of Works. 1961. Ancient Monuments of England and Wales. 23298.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: F1 FRH 23-NOV-65.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: Hart, C (NDAT). 1981. The North Derbyshire Archaeological Survey to AD 1500. pp 148, 150.
  • <5> Index: NDAT. 1262. 1262.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 247.
  • <7> Bibliographic reference: Haverfield, F. 1905. Victoria County History: Derbyshire, Vol.1. p389.
  • <8> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Slide Collection. 8008.1-3.
  • <9> Scheduling record: English Heritage. 1994. Scheduling notification: holmesfield moated site and headland. 23298.



Grid reference Centred SK 3216 7794 (96m by 99m) (Centre)

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  • EDR1623
  • EDR1334

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Jul 12 2013 3:07PM

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