Monument details

HER Number:976/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Peel Hall moated site, Kingsley


Peel Hall is Scheduled Monument. It is a moated mansion that belonged to the Ardernes. The mansion burnt down in the 1660's. It was replaced by a new house which was later replaced by the present house which dates to 1840. The moat is still waterloged and lined with a stone wall.

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

  • MANSION HOUSE (Mansion house/hall, Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1010795: Peel Hall Moated Site, Kingsley

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