Monument details

HER Number:130/2/1
Type of record:Archaeology
Name:Little Moreton Hall Gardens


Geophysical survey has been undertaken to attempt to locate the original plan to the gardens. The main feature is one of two circular prospect mounds. A prospect mound is an artificial hill, created to provide a viewing platform of the landscaped view (or prospect).

No garden features were uncovered during excavation though the earliest deposit suggests a 15th century date for the moat. The Hall, moat and prospect mound are a Scheduled Monument.


Monument Types

  • MANOR (AD 13TH CENTURY to Post Medieval - 1200 AD? to 1900 AD)
Protected Status:Scheduled Monument 1011879: Little Moreton Hall Moated Site And Outlying Prospect Mound

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