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Remains of Moat Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Braithwell, Doncaster

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Latitude: 53.4434 / 53°26'36"N

Longitude: -1.1968 / 1°11'48"W

OS Eastings: 453444

OS Northings: 394373

OS Grid: SK534943

Mapcode National: GBR NX2M.PB

Mapcode Global: WHDDF.LQ92

Entry Name: Remains of Moat Hall

Listing Date: 27 May 1953

Last Amended: 26 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1192575

English Heritage Legacy ID: 334780

Location: Braithwell, Doncaster, S66

County: Doncaster

Civil Parish: Braithwell

Built-Up Area: Braithwell

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Braithwel St James

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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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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