Moated Site 50m North East of North Rigton School

North Yorkshire

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English Heritage

County Council

North Yorkshire County Council

District Council

Harrogate Borough Council


North Rigton

Parliamentary Constituency

Skipton and Ripon

Grid Reference

SE282282 (428210, 449395)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.9397, -1.57022

Nearest Postcode

LS17 0DW

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A Medieval moated site is visible as a rectangular platform and surrounding ditch on air photographs. These features are situated to the north-east of the village of North Rigton. The moat ditch is steep sided and varies in depth from about 2.5 metres on the north side to 1.75 metres on the south side and is up to 15 metres wide. It encloses a central, level platfrom measuring 40 metres north east-south west by 28 metres north west-south east. There are traces of earthworks on the north east part of the platform and a slight outer bank on the south east side of the moat. The monument is thought to be the site of a manor house owned in the 13th century by the de Lethley family. From 1244 until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539 the manor was held by Fountains Abbey. Scheduled.

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