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Deighton Moat

In the civil parish of Deighton.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of North Yorkshire.
1974 county of North Yorkshire.
Medieval County of Yorkshire North Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: NZ37980171
Latitude 54.40944° Longitude -1.41634°

Deighton Moat has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are earthwork remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.


Earthworks survive of moat of probable fortified manorial house. (PastScape)

The township of Deighton is more wooded than the rest of the parish and has several scattered plantations. The village is inconsiderable and consists of the church, a school, the Town Farm and a smithy, which are built on a road leading to Appleton Wiske. The cottages are small and usually of brick. Here once stood the great hospital of St. James of Northallerton. To the west of the church there is a moat inclosing about 4 acres of land, doubtless the site of the old manor-house. (VCH)

Seignorial moat type A1 (b) at Deighton. In 1400 it was said that 'in the manor are 300 great freestones worth 10s and in the ditches round the manor are divers fish reckoned at 20s.' (PastScape ref. Le Patourel, 1973)

Moat enclosing an area of about 4 acres. VCH suggest it to be the site of an old manner. A document of 1400 makes reference to dictate round the manor which contain divers fish. Whellan make mention of an ancient building and of a drawbridge removed about 1798. (North Yorkshire HER)
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