Monument record M2499 - Moated Rectory, Lambley


VICARAGE (Medieval to Post Medieval); MOAT (Medieval to Post Medieval); HOUSE (Medieval to Post Medieval); MOAT (Medieval to Post Medieval)


Grid reference SK 63299 45399 (point)
Map sheet SK64NW
District Gedling
Civil Parish Lambley, Gedling


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Building shown inside enclosure, apparently a moat. (1)
The old manor house at Lambley (associates with Cromwell family) has passed almost beyond recognition. A portion of the old foundation walls is incorporated in the rectory, which now stands upon the site. Indications of the moat may still be seen in the rectory grounds. (2)
A depression immediately S of the Rectory and extending eastwards into the adjacent field, could be the moat. (3)
An "L" shaped depression in the N angle of the garden may be the reported "traces of a moat", but in its present condition the feature is non-classifiable. S of the Rectory 2 new houses are being built. (4)
The Victorian rectory was demolished in 1974 and the moat filled in to make way for a housing development. In 1585 the "Rectorye … with the Mote" was leased for 9 years by the Rev John Lunde (ie not the same as Cromwell's manor house). (5)
Large building shown (but no moat). (6)
See L8274 for pond, M11656 for Cromwells' moated manor house, M17217 for C18/19 rectory.

<1> Sanderson G, 1835, 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in (Map). SNT48.

<2> Thoroton Society, 1915, TTS, p 108 (Published document). SNT341.

<3> RAF, undated, Air Photos (Aerial photograph). SNT1160.

Other Refs: 3G TUD UK 117 6157-8

<4> Seaman BH, 1975, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1253.

<5> Thoroton Society, 1981, TTS, pp 75-77 (Published document). SNT394.

<6> Mastoris SN & Groves SM, 1997, Sherwood Forest in 1609 (Map). SNT906.

Other Refs: map 12

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Sanderson G. 1835. 20 miles around Mansfield - 2 in.
  • <2> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1915. TTS. 19. p 108.
  • <3> Aerial photograph: RAF. undated. Air Photos.
  • <4> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1975. Pers Comm.
  • <5> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1981. TTS. 85. pp 75-77.
  • <6> Map: Mastoris SN & Groves SM. 1997. Sherwood Forest in 1609.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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