Monument record M3035 - MOATED MANOR HOUSE AT HAWTON


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


Grid reference SK 78540 51250 (point)
Map sheet SK75SE
District Newark
Civil Parish Hawton, Newark


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Rectangular area (later been ploughed) defined by very low bank and small moat. Beyond this on counterscarp bank there is considerable rampart with as a rule a second ditch beyond it. All this may be part of Med moated house site. (2)
A major earthwork of complicated design containing rig and furrow ploughing. Adjacent to the main feature are minor fishponds, any relationship to the parent earthwork could not be determined. (3)
The island site of a destroyed C15 moated mansion built by Thomas Molyneux (knighted 1482). The great ditch of the moat … is still 3ft to 4ft deep, with a flat bottom, 50ft wide on the E side, 40ft on the other 3. The River Devon runs beyond and parallel to the moat on the S and W sides. In the C15 the Middle Beck joined the Devon by the SE corner of the moat and was used for the E side of the defence. The moat encloses an approximate area of a little over 3 acres. The ditch was originally wet, fed from the Beck. To the E is a fish tank, 110ft by 30ft, parallel to the E ditch and connected to it by a channel 25ft wide. (4)
The splendid rig and furrow has now been ploughed up but the monument has been preserved behind a stock proof fence. (6)
See L8403 for re-use of moat as Civil War redoubt.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(4), Arch office

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


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


<1> Thoroton Society, 1939, TTS, pp 3,8,9 (Published document). SNT356.

<2> DOE, AM7 - undated, no author (Unpublished document). SNT52.

<3> Colquhoun FD, 1962, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT577.

<4> RCHM, 1964, Newark on Trent - The Civil War Siegeworks, p 40 (Published document). SNT1176.

<5> Hart CR, 1984, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT754.

<6> Samuels JR, 1986, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT1231.

<7> CUCAP, Air photos (Aerial photograph). SNT594.

Other Refs: H2, 3

Sources/Archives (10)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1939. TTS. 43. pp 3,8,9.
  • <2> Unpublished document: DOE. AM7 - undated, no author.
  • <3> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1962. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Published document: RCHM. 1964. Newark on Trent - The Civil War Siegeworks. p 40.
  • <5> Unpublished document: Hart CR. 1984. AM107.
  • <6> Unpublished document: Samuels JR. 1986. AM107.
  • <7> Aerial photograph: CUCAP. Air photos.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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