Moated Monastic Grange 300m South West of Winsetts Farm

East Yorkshire

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Building Platform

Data Source

English Heritage

County Council (Unitary)

East Riding of Yorkshire Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Beverley and Holderness

Grid Reference

OV381381 (538062, 418037)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.6404, 0.088605

Nearest Postcode

HU12 0UZ

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The monument includes a large rectangular moated monastic grange 300 metres south west of Winsetts Farm. The monument measures 190 metres north-south by 100 metres east-west. It survives well on its eastern and southern sides, where the broad U shaped moat ditches survive between 8 metres and 10 metres wide across their tops, 4-5 metres across their bases and 1.25 metres deep. The western moat arm has been modified to form a modern field drain and the western half of the northern arm has been infilled. The remains of a building platform survives towards the centre of the moated island and a fishpond survives as a buried feature in the north west corner of the moat. The moated site formed a grange of Thornton Abbey which was founded as an Augustinian priory in 1139 and elevated to abbey status nine years later.

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