[SK 1780 3805] Moat [G.T.] (1) Remains of a moat to the south and east of Bentley Hall. (2, 3)
To the south-east of Bentley Hall is the east arm and partial remains of the south arm to a homestead moat. The arms are dry, circa 1.5m maximum depth, and are overgrown with much dumped refuse. Obvious infill and vegetation growth shows that the west garden boundary wall of the present Hall follows the approximate line of the former west arm, but there is no evidence for the course of a possible north arm. The Hall garden shows no trace of an earlier structure. (4)
The manor of Hungry Bentley was waste by the time of Domesday Book and it was part of Ralph de Bakepuize's holding under Henry de Ferrers. As late as 1397 it was held in dower by Joan, Lady Bakepuize. The Bentleys held it under them, but the last of that family became involved in Babington's plot in 1586 and the estate was seized by the Crown in consequence. The older part of the present house [see SMR 21405] was apparently built soon after 1612-14, replacing its predecessor which presumably stood within the moat. (5)
Bibliographic reference: Craven, M and Drage, C 1982. Moated Site List..
Personal Observation: F2 JRL 29-JUL-76.
Bibliographic reference: Craven, M & Stanley, M. 1991. The Derbyshire Country House. p 31.
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Centred SK 177 380 (97m by 92m) (Approximate)
HUNGRY BENTLEY, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE
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