Element record L4102 - Linear earthworks, Bilsthorpe


MOAT (Unknown)


Grid reference Centred SK 65569 60319 (52m by 137m)
Map sheet SK66SE
District Newark
Civil Parish Bilsthorpe, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

E arm of a single large moat? (1)
There is no surface evidence that these features ever formed a single unit. The E feature is a deep open ditch with rising ground to the W, the sides are steep and there is evidence of quarrying at the N end. Not a moat, the situation is not suitable and there is no evidence of other arms. (2)
If connected - and they (including L 9410) probably are - they would make 2 sides of a roughly rectangular enclosure, with church perhaps at centre, as it is roughly equidistant from the 2 "moats". An early village boundary earthwork ? (3)
See L 9410 for western "arm", L 7677 for nearby linear hollow.

<1> OS, 1955, 6in 1955 (Map). SNT1069.

<2> Colquhoun FD, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT582.

<3> Bishop MW, 1975, Comment on Bilsthorpe - no report (Personal comment). SNT483.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: OS. 1955. 6in 1955.
  • <2> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Personal comment: Bishop MW. 1975. Comment on Bilsthorpe - no report.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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