|Type of record:||Archaeology|
|Name:||Tatton medieval settlement, prehistoric settlement, Old hall and mill dam.|
This Iron Age and Romano-British settlement is a Scheduled Monument. Excavations at Tatton have found a small, timber-post round house linked to a cobbled yard by a sunken cobbled path. There is also a shallow fire pit. A radiocarbon date of the fill of this feature of 390BC has been produced. There is also evidence of 3rd century AD occupation with a radiocarbon date of 240AD from overlying soil and the discovery of a sherd of Roman mortarium. The earlier round house was probably abandoned and replaced by 2 rectangular buildings.
The Scheduled Monument is situated in the park of Tatton Hall on a plateau which lies above the west bank of the Tatton Mere Brook and is in three areas of protection. It includes the below ground remains of the medieval Old Hall, including a demolished wing, a medieval mill pond and dam to the south-west of the hall as well as prehistoric settlement remains. Part of the site of the village has been fully excavated between 1979-85 revealing that the site had been in continuous occupation since 350BC. The farm was replaced by a mid to late Anglo-Saxon long house also of timber, together with other structures. The complex was cut by ditched boundaries of a later reorganisation into the crofts and tofts of a medieval settlement together with a timber dwelling and byre and an ancillary structure of sleeper beam construction occupied between AD1200 and 1400. This group of buildings was abandoned c.AD1400 but the property divisions remained to form the basis of a post medieval bank and hedge system. To the west, east and north of the settlement lay the open fields and grazing common of the medieval village, traceable as ridge and furrow. A narrow 18th century ridge is also visible superimposed upon the broader medieval ridge and furrow.
|Parish:||TATTON, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST|
- BUILDING ( 3 of, Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
- PIT ( some (1-100), Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
- POST HOLE ( some (1-100), Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
- SETTLEMENT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
- STONE AREA (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
|Protected Status:||Scheduled Monument 30362: Tatton Medieval Settlement, Prehistoric Settlement Remains, The Buried Remains Of Tatton Old Hall And Mill Dam|