Moated Site 700m Ene of Village Farm
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Cambridgeshire County Council
Huntingdonshire District Council
OV168168 (516825, 269257)
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Earthworks of a medieval moated site and ridge and furrow and a possible settlement site identified from field walking.The moated site is rectangular in plan, measuring 140 metres east-west and between 75-100 metres north-south with an entrance in the southern arm. Within the interior are two building platforms, one measures 35 metres by 20 metres and is enclosed by a ditch on three sides and by the moat on the east side. It is thought this is the site of the main house. A map of 1750 depicts a house on this site. The second building platform is defined by a shallow ditch on the east side. Ridge and furrow is situated to the south and west of the moat and within the interior of the moat, possibly indicating they predate construction of the moat. Near the moat are also the remains of three possible fish ponds, about 26 metres in length and 4 metres wide. The enclosure map of 1774 shows unnamed buildings at these locations. Field walking finds have identified the possible site of a settlement which was partly abandoned during the 18th century and completely abandoned in the 19th century.
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