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Moated site 60m west of Edlaston Hall

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 60m west of Edlaston Hall

List entry Number: 1019492

Location

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

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Edlaston and Wyaston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: Not applicable to this List entry.

Date first scheduled: 01-Jun-2001

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: RSM

UID: 29979

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 earthwork and buried remains of the moated site 60m west of Edlaston Hall are well preserved and will retain important archaeological and environmental evidence in buried deposits. The moat will contribute to our knowledge and understanding of the development and working of medieval manorial centres in the area and the position they held in the wider landscape.

History

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Details

The monument includes the earthwork and buried remains of a moated site at Edlaston. The monument is situated to the west of Edlaston Hall on a terrace between two small tributaries of the River Dove. The moated site survives as a series of earthworks and buried remains. The moat, which is approximately 12m wide, up to 0.5m deep and U-shaped in section surrounds a sub-rectangular, central platform. The southern and eastern arms of the ditch have been infilled but their layout is clearly evident from aerial photographs. The enclosed platform measures approximately 30m by 26m with evidence of features on its surface. These take the form of low undulations and are interpreted as the remains of medieval buildings but the precise layout of these is difficult to define on the ground surface. All modern 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

Other
No. 93.08.13 date 31.12.93 SK175428, Edlaston Hall, R. F. Hartley, (1993)

National Grid Reference: SK 17578 42922

Map

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