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Moated site and fishpond east of Misson village

List Entry Summary

This monument is scheduled under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 as amended as it appears to the Secretary of State to be of national importance. This entry is a copy, the original is held by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

Name: Moated site and fishpond east of Misson village

List entry Number: 1008629

Location

The monument may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Nottinghamshire

District: Bassetlaw

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Misson

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 28-Apr-1953

Date of most recent amendment: 25-Jan-1993

Legacy System Information

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 23217

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Monument

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Reasons for Designation

Around 6,000 moated sites are known in England. They consist of wide ditches, often or seasonally water-filled, partly or completely enclosing one or more islands of dry ground on which stood domestic or religious buildings. In some cases the islands were used for horticulture. The majority of moated sites served as prestigious aristocratic and seigneurial residences with the provision of a moat intended as a status symbol rather than a practical military defence. The peak period during which moated sites were built was between about 1250 and 1350 and by far the greatest concentration lies in central and eastern parts of England. However, moated sites were built throughout the medieval period, are widely scattered throughout England and exhibit a high level of diversity in their forms and sizes. They form a significant class of medieval monument and are important for the understanding of the distribution of wealth and status in the countryside. Many examples provide conditions favourable to the survival of organic remains.

The moated site at Misson survives reasonably well. Remains of the buildings which formerly existed will survive on the island. The moat and fish pond retain conditions suitable for the preservation of organic remains.

History

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Details

This monument, situated east of Misson, includes a trapezoidal moated site and a single filled-in fishpond. It includes a central platform surrounded by a 10m wide moat which varies between 1m and 2m deep. The platform is up to 1m higher than the surrounding land. Overall, the site measures 43m along the south-east side, 52m along the south-west side, 38m along the north-east side and 25m along the north-west side. However, it has been disturbed on the north-west side by a modern dyke and field boundary and would originally have extended further. Set 3m south of the south-east arm of the moat, and offset from its east corner by 35m, is a filled-in rectangular fishpond measuring 30m from south-west to north-east by 7m from south-east to north-west.

MAP EXTRACT The site of the monument is shown on the attached map extract. It includes a 2 metre boundary around the archaeological features, considered to be essential for the monument's support and preservation.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
The Victoria History of the County of Nottinghamshire: Volume I, (1906), 313
Other
7552/17,18, National Monuments Record, NAR 7552/17,18,

National Grid Reference: SK 69298 94976

Map

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