Monument details

HER Number:1266/1
Type of record:Building
Name:Broad Oak Farm

Summary

Grade II listed late 17th century house with early 19th century additions. It is brick with stone dressings and a stone slate roof. There is also a possible moat and a number of features, including a duck pond that may have been connected. The surviving fabric suggets the site may originally have been a semi- fortified manor.

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:HIGH LEGH, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • FORTIFIED MANOR HOUSE (Fortified manor, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD (?))
  • HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT? (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Listed Building (old) (II) 4/39: Title not entered



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