Monument details

HER Number:1273/1/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Hough Hall moated site, ancillary enclosure & fishpond


The site of moat at Hough Hall is a Scheduled Monument A platform around 30 metres square is enclosed by a moat 12-14 metres wide on 3 sides. There were also two small ponds against the Northeast arm and a dam in the corner of the field. The moat is now dry but was water-filled until 1938. Excavation in 1988, revealed 3 phases of occupation. Until it was probably abandoned around 1300-1500. There is ridge and furrow over the entire site. The traces of clay floors (possibly representing buildings) have been identified and an oven that may have formed a kitchen or bakehouse. 14th and 15th Century pottery has also been recovered . The remains identified imply a complex group of buildings within a high status settlement. This may have been the seat of the Venables family of 'Strethul' - "Street-hill".


Monument Types

  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1011884: Hough Hall Moated Site, Ancillary Enclosure And Fishpond

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