Monument details

HER Number:1242/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Norbury Booths Hall moated site, fishponds and connecting channels

Summary

The Moated Site of Norbury Booths Hall is a Scheduled Monument. The ancient Hall of Norbury Booth was built of timber and quadrangular in shape. The hall is said to have stood on the D shaped platform surrounded by the moat. There is a causeway across the middle of the north-west side of the now tree covered moat and connected fishponds.

Excavations have revealed a stone chamber was connected to the moat. This was probably contemporary with the Tudor building and was used as a cess-pit in the 17th century. Foundation trenches and a cellar with 17th century artefacts were also uncovered.

A further excavation revealed a number of structural features with mainly 16th / 18th century fiinds. A clay mould representing a human face and probably intended as a pattern for some architectural ornament has been found in the moat

From the 14th century to the end of 17th century the manor descended through Legh of Booths Family. The first hall was replaced by the new Booths Hall built to the north-west in 1745


Parish:KNUTSFORD, MACCLESFIELD, CHESHIRE EAST

Monument Types

  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1011668: Norbury Booths Hall Moated Site, Fishponds And Connecting Channels.



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