Monument record M12 - Moated Manor, Rushcliffe Moat, Gotham


MOAT? (Medieval); MANOR HOUSE? (Medieval); MOAT? (Medieval)


Grid reference Centred SK 54459 28053 (122m by 133m)
Map sheet SK52NW
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Gotham, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Moated enclosure …commanded and overlooked by the immediate steeply rising hill, whence comes also the water supply. Evidently the object of this low site was the acquisition of all the materials of a wet moat. Now traditionally known in the locality as the site of Rushcliff Hall, although there is no extant sign of any substantial building having been erected thereon. (1)
(NB associates with "Gotham Castle" - the ref to this in (4) is an agreement not to fortify a castle in Gotham)
A homestead moat, of which 3 arms only are extant, situated below a high escarpment, in a non-defensive but well concealed situation. Preserved as an enclosure for the 14th green of Rushcliffe golf course and the ditch now attains a max depth of 1.3m. (3)
See M67 for Rushcliffe Moot.

<1> Thoroton Society, 1899, TTS, pp 42-8 (Published document). SNT327.

<2> VCH, 1906, Notts, p 309 (Published document). SNT1383.

<3> Colquhoun FD, 1975, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT583.

<4> Throsby J, 1790, Thoroton's History of Notts Vol 1, p 37 (Published document). SNT1345.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1899. TTS. 3. pp 42-8.
  • <2> Published document: VCH. 1906. Notts. 1. p 309.
  • <3> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1975. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Published document: Throsby J. 1790. Thoroton's History of Notts Vol 1. p 37.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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