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Glebe Cottage moated site immediately south of Brook Farm

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: Glebe Cottage moated site immediately south of Brook Farm

List entry Number: 1016785

Location

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

County: Lincolnshire

District: East Lindsey

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Brinkhill

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 11-Mar-1971

Date of most recent amendment: 07-Jul-1999

Legacy System Information

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

Legacy System: RSM

UID: 31631

Asset Groupings

This list entry does not comprise part of an Asset Grouping. Asset Groupings are not part of the official record but are added later for information.

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.

Glebe Cottage moated site survives well as a series of earthworks and buried deposits. The island's artificially raised ground will preserve evidence of land use prior to the construction of the moat. As one of a group of moated sites in a small area it contributes to an understanding of the inter- relationship of contemporary components of the medieval landscape.

History

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Details

The monument includes a medieval moated site located immediately to the south east of Glebe Cottage. In 1086 the land at Brinkhill was in the possession of earl Hugh, forming part of the land of the manor of Greetham. The monument is one of three moated sites lying within a 400m radius in the village of Brinkhill, each of which is the subject of separate scheduling.

The moated site includes a rectangular island enclosed by a broad moat with external banks. The island, measuring approximately 20m by 35m, is artificially raised above the surrounding ground level. The north eastern end of the island is further raised and is believed to represent a building platform. The moat, now dry, measures 8m to 10m in width and up to 2m deep and is lined, on the south eastern arm, by an external bank measuring 6m in width and standing 0.75m high. Water was formerly supplied to the moat via an inlet channel at the southern corner with an outlet channel provided at the eastern corner of the moat. A worn hollow on the outer edge of the north western moat arm is thought to indicate the location of an original access point.

All fences are excluded from the scheduling, although the ground beneath them is included.

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
Foster, C W, Longley, T, The Lincolnshire Domesday and the Lincolnshire Survey, (1976)

National Grid Reference: TF 37311 73673

Map

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