Monument details

HER Number:753/1/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Kinderton Hall moated site & fishponds

Summary

Kinderton is mentioned in the Domesday Book and was the seat of the Venables family and came by the 14th century at to be the centre of an extensive barony of the county palatine of Chester reckoned to extend to 10 Knights' fees and holdings in many townships. The surviving earthworks include a moat, fishponds and features associated with a later Elizabethan or Jacobean gardens (see 753/1/2). A prosepect mound, associated with the garden, have been erroneously interpreted as the motte to a castle. No contemporary documentation or direct field evidence has been found to support this assertion. Old Kinderton Hall, located within the moat, was pulled down at the beginning of the 18th century.


Parish:MIDDLEWICH, CONGLETON, CHESHIRE EAST
SPROSTON, VALE ROYAL, CHESHIRE WEST AND CHESTER

Monument Types

  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1012358: Kinderton Hall Moated Site, Two Annexes, Five Fishponds, Garden And Prospect Mound



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