Monument details

HER Number:2153
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Moated site at Jarman Farm


This moated site is a Scheduled Monument. It consists of a prominent curving ditched enclosure, about one third of its original size. The ditch is 13 metres wide and up to 2 metres deep. The original line of the moat is shown by a steep bank topped by hedge which would give an original diameter of 50metres. The Tithe Award Map shows a pond behind modern farmbuildings though the field names are of no significance. The placename Jarman was previously Garmon and Germans, and derives from the family named Germyn who are well recorded in local 16th century documents.

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

  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1009860: Moated Site At Jarman Farm

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