Monument record M3650 - MOATED SITE AT CODDINGTON


FISHPOND (Medieval); MOAT (Medieval); HOUSE? (Medieval); MOAT? (Medieval)


Grid reference Centred SK 83161 54060 (117m by 160m)
Map sheet SK85SW
District Newark
Civil Parish Coddington, Newark


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

A rectangular site in a grass field - ditch now silted up, probably originally filled by a spring nearby. Part of the ditch has been widened on N side to form a pond. Stands on or near the site of Col Theodore Gray's HQ in 1645 ... but this has disappeared and the moated site shows no signs of having been adapted in connection with the work. (1)
A well preserved moat with a max depth of 2.0m and a small, connected fishpond. There is no surface evidence of a building on the island, access to which is by the original causeway, now gravelled over. (2)
New dam built 2 years ago and springs cleared to refill moat to form a bird sanctuary. Slight causeway 4m wide, and 5m above water level links mainland with central platform from the E. Level central platform with slight traces of rectangular features in S half of enclosed area. (3)
Morph: 206.2.1 moat. (4)
Moat. (5)
See M3732 for Civil War defences of Coddington.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

Corr, Parish file

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

1 BW print, CPE/UK2009/2424

<1> TLJ, 1955, AM7 (Unpublished document). SNT1349.

<2> Harper FR, 1962, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT748.

<3> Hart CR, 1984, AM107 (Unpublished document). SNT754.

<4> RCHME, National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data (Unknown). SNT1470.

<5> RAF, 1947, Air photographs (Aerial photograph). SNT2001.

Other Refs: CPE/UK2009/2424

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Unpublished document: TLJ. 1955. AM7.
  • <2> Personal comment: Harper FR. 1962. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Unpublished document: Hart CR. 1984. AM107.
  • <4> Unknown: RCHME. National Mapping Programme, Notts - Morph Data.
  • <5> Aerial photograph: RAF. 1947. Air photographs.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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