Monument details

HER Number:515/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Rixton Old Hall Moated Site


The name of Alan de Rixton occurs in records repeatedly between 1200 and 1332, so that successive Lords of the Manor bore the same name. In 1384 William de Rixton sold all his lands in Rixton to Richard de Mascy. The Mascy family lived at Rixton Hall until the 18th century, although in reduced circumstances due to penalties inflicted because they were Roman Catholics.

Part of the moat which surrounded the manor house is still visible. It is water filled and in good condition. The present hall lies to the south of the moat


Monument Types

  • ISLAND (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR HOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MOAT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1011147: Rixton Old Hall Moated Site; Listed Building (II) 1139359: RIXTON OLD HALL

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