Monument details

HER Number:1889/1/2
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Hatton Hall moated site


Moat at Hatton Hall. Square in plan, with sides 85m long. Well preserved except for NW corner, which has recently been recut as a narrow ditch, having formerly been a sunken garden. Arms are 18-20m wide. The island is 50-55m across and stands 0.5m above ground surface. N & E of present house, inner scarp has been removed by ornamental terraced flower beds. Some scarps run N-S and E-W and may reflect the layout predating the present hall. External bank on E side 5m wide x 0.3m high. On W side a counterscarp bank is traceable for 20m. Moat truncates ridge & furrow and in its irregular and formal layout may represent an enlargement of an earlier site (1). Moat is up to 1.7m deep (2). Island measures c60m x 55m and stands c 0.5m above surrface land. Hall with drive & outbuildings occupy most of N half of island, rest is garden & lawn. Some scarps run N-S and E-W and may reflect layout predating present hall. Moat 18-20m in width, largely waterlogged, widens at NE corner.


Monument Types

  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1011787: Hatton Hall Moated Site

Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West & Chester Council - Working in Partnership
Heritage Lottery Fund