Whitley Thorpe Moated Templar Grange Site, 600m North West of Fulham House

North Yorkshire

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English Heritage

County Council

North Yorkshire County Council

District Council

Selby District Council



Parliamentary Constituency

Selby and Ainsty

Grid Reference

SE555555 (455506, 420512)

WGS84 Coordinates

53.6779, -1.1596

Nearest Postcode

DN14 0JH

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A medieval moated site with associated fishponds survives as earthworks. The site may be a grange or manor of the Knights Templar from before 1248 (see SE 52 SE 2). The monument includes a small, roughly square moated island, 30 metres across, surrounded by a dried up and heavily silted, but still well defined, moat ditch. Along the eastern edge of the island there is evidence of a wall line of dressed stone, and a number of displaced limestone blocks survive to the west of the moat. Surrounding the outside of the moat ditch there is a low broad bank which is considered to have resulted from material dredged from the moat during maintenance. On the eastern side this lies under the hedge line forming the field boundary. Access to the island appearsto have been over a causeway that crosses the mid-point of the northern moat arm. To the east of the line of this causeway, north of the moat, there lies the now dry earthwork depression of a small fishpond, and two further dried up ponds lying to the west of the moat. Scheduled.

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