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Remains of Moat Hall, Braithwell

Description: Remains of Moat Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 334780

OS Grid Reference: SK5344494373
OS Grid Coordinates: 453444, 394373
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4434, -1.1968

Location: Holywell Lane, Braithwell, Doncaster S66 7AF

Locality: Braithwell
County: Doncaster
Country: England
Postcode: S66 7AF

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Listing Text

SK59SW (north side, off)

8/5 Remains of Moat Hall
27.5.53 (formerly listed as
Moat Hall)


Ruins of a medieval house. c1430. For John Vyncent of Braithwell (Hey,
p78). Magnesian limestone. Probably a 1st-floor hall house with cross-wing
and service wing; an intact archway into the central cross-wing survives with
the outline of the hall to left being defined by rubble walls which rise no
more than 1 metre in height; service rooms on opposite side of passage are
less clearly defined and have as yet to be fully excavated, a well and oven
site are exposed. The arch is pointed and of 2 hollow-chamfered orders and
has rebate to rear with draw-bar sockets. Occupies a moated site originally
a grange of Lewes Priory (Sussex) but leased in 1427 to John Vyncent who was
allowed to build 'a hall with room to the west end 32 feet long by 18 feet
broad' (Hey op.cit). A series of 3 round-headed arches from the service wing
was removed in 1939 and one survives at Lambcote Grange in Staintcn parish.
C20 excavation (Green, p 233) recorded a site approximately 70 feet x 20 feet
and attributed earlier dates to the building.
D. Green 'The Moat Hall, Braithwell 'Transactions of the Hunter
Archaeological Soc, vol 5, 1938-43, p 233.
D. Hey, The Making of South Yorkshire, 1979, pp 78-79.
P.F. Ryder, Medieval Buildings of Yorkshire, 1982, p 84.

Listing NGR: SK5344494373

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Source: English Heritage

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