Monument details

HER Number:190/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Reaseheath Moat


Scheduled Monument. Three arms of a well preserved homestead moat survive adjacent to Reaseheath College (which has destroyed the southern arm). Also there is evidence for two adjoining annexes to the north and east.

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.


Monument Types

  • ENCLOSURE ( 2 of, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HOLLOW WAY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RIDGE AND FURROW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1011228: Reaseheath Moated Site And Two Annexes

Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West & Chester Council - Working in Partnership
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