Moated Site at Metham Hall Farm

East Yorkshire

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Decoy Pond

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

East Riding of Yorkshire Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Haltemprice and Howden

Grid Reference

SE808808 (480812, 424798)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.7131, -0.775419

Nearest Postcode

DN14 7YB

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Medieval moated site surviving as an earthwork, and partially altered to form a decoy pond.

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User-Submitted Notes

I was born and brought up at Metham Hall Farm in the 1940s and 50s. I used to play on the island, which is surrounded by a moat, as a child. Rumour was that there may have been a house there in medieval times and we used to hunt for buried treasure though never found any. In the very bad winter of 1947 one of our heavy horses went through the ice into the water and my father had to drag it out with a tractor. Apparently there used to be a driveway across the moat field past the island leading to Metham Hall, which is situated through some trees near Metham Hall Farm. Revd Simpson, who was the Vicar of Laxton, lived in the Hall and I was told that his horse(s) and carriage would be driven that way.

Isobel Botterill (Shaw), 17 September 2011

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