Monument record M827 - Possible Moated Manor House, Nanney's Plantation, Owthorpe


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


Grid reference Centred SK 67043 33583 (124m by 68m)
Map sheet SK63SE
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Owthorpe, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A homestead moat at Nanney's Plantation, Owthorpe. (1)
The moat is not in the Plantation but is the L-shaped fragment of ditch shown on the OS 6in. Mr Houldsworth cut a section through the NW arm in 1957. At a depth of 18in Med potsherds including green glazed ware, charcoal and sheep bones were found. The moat is almost certainly the site of the Med manor house preceding Owthorpe Hall (M883). (2) (3)
The feature shown on the OS 25in is an L-shaped length of dry ditch, in a rough pasture; with a small pond at the E end probably representing part of the moat. No trace of a continuation of the moat to the S was seen in the adjoining farmyard. The enclosed area is disturbed and uneven. No evidence of a former building was seen. Houldsworth's section was identified at SK 67003 33581. Nanny's Plantation lies on a moderately steep slope, making it a most unlikely site, and a cursory perambulation revealed nothing. (4)
Ditch, approx 1.5m deep, 10m wide with bank on outside. Right angle curve. Possibly a moat destroyed on S side. Banked enclosure and platform to SW. Ridge and furrow (E-W) to W. (5)
This could just as easily be a hollow way remnant of a back lane or a longer route, or part of a "village ring". (6)
See also L7604 for nearby earthworks.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

Plan, SMR card (6)

Data Held: Aerial Photograph (Aerial photograph). SNT2645.

1 BW print, JAP 13785/16A, SMR

Data Held: Ground Photograph (Ground photograph). SNT2646.

2 colour print, 10/32,33, (negs F25/2,3), SMR

<1> VCH, 1906, Notts, p 310 (Published document). SNT1383.

<2> Woodhouse WC, 1960, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1438.

<3> Houldsworth HO, Hon Corr (Personal comment). SNT789.

<4> Harper FR, 1960, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT746.

<5> Bawden D, 1977-8, Plan - Nanney's Plantation, Owthorpe (Plan). SNT44.

<6> Baddeley V, 2007, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1968.

Sources/Archives (9)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • --- Ground photograph: Data Held: Ground Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Published document: VCH. 1906. Notts. 1. p 310.
  • <2> Personal comment: Woodhouse WC. 1960. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Personal comment: Houldsworth HO. Hon Corr.
  • <4> Personal comment: Harper FR. 1960. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Plan: Bawden D. 1977-8. Plan - Nanney's Plantation, Owthorpe.
  • <6> Personal comment: Baddeley V. 2007. Pers Comm.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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