Monument details

HER Number:1944/1/3
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Huntington Hall Moated Site

Summary

Bridge over Huntington Hall Moat. Single span with segmented arch. No dateable features but its proximity to the probable site of the Hall suggests that it may be the original entrance. Sandstone bridge & causeway provide access to the moated platform & lead into the east enclosure.

Moated Sites are characterised by a waterlogged ditch that encloses a platform of land where buildings were built though they were also used for horticulture e.g. orchards. They were most popular in medieval times though not necessarily for the defensive advantages of being on an island as they were also seen as a sign of prestige. There are approximately 6000 across England with over 200 moated sites in Cheshire alone.


Parish:HUNTINGTON, CHESTER, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER

Monument Types

  • BRIDGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GRANGE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MANOR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1012112: Huntington Hall Moated Site



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