Monument details

HER Number:550/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Bradley Hall Moated Site


The original manor house known as Bradley Hall dates from the fourteenth century, but the present hall is a much altered seventeenth century building. The surrounding moat is water filled with an earth causeway on the eastern side. It is a Scheduled Monument.

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

  • MANOR HOUSE (AD 14TH CENTURY to AD 15TH CENTURY - 1300 AD to 1460 AD)
  • MOAT (AD 14TH CENTURY - 1300 AD to 1399 AD)
  • MANOR HOUSE (AD 15TH CENTURY to AD 17TH CENTURY - 1460 AD to 1699 AD)
  • MANOR HOUSE (AD 17TH CENTURY to AD 20TH CENTURY - 1600 AD to 1999 AD)
  • GLASSHOUSE (AD 19TH CENTURY to Second World War - 1877 AD? to 1945 AD?)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1011924: Bradley Hall Moated Site

Cheshire East Council and Cheshire West & Chester Council - Working in Partnership
Heritage Lottery Fund