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Radcliffe Moat

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

In the civil parish of Doncaster.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of Doncaster.
1974 county of South Yorkshire.
Medieval County of Yorkshire West Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: SE55480686
Latitude 53.55544° Longitude -1.16399°

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

There are earthwork remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.


a trapezoidal island, measuring 65m on the east side, c.55m on the north (under railway embankments), 50m on the south side and an estimated 45m on the west. It is surrounded by a water-filled moat linked to Langthwaite Dike on the south side. The island has a distinct inner bank along the south, west and east sides which presumably also ran along the north side and is now buried. The surface of the island is irregular but there are no obvious building platforms. In 1828 however, Hunter makes reference to a house that was demolished in the late 17th century by the then owner, Sir William Adams. Prior to that, the manor had been in the hands of Hugh de Langthwaite and later, the Woodruffes of Woolley. It was sold by Francis Woodruffe in the reign of Elizabeth I. The monument was the successor to Castle Hills motte and bailey castle which lies c.350m to the WSW. Both sites commanded the manor of Langthwaite (later Hangthwaite) and faint earthworks in the field separating the two monuments indicate the site of the deserted village. Langthwaite deserted village does not form part of the scheduling. (Scheduling Report)
Comments reports 'C13 medieval fortified manor house, founded by Sir Robert de Eueringham. The large rectangular platform, is encased by the remains of a substantial moat, with one corner lost to the railway line. The successor to Hangthwaite Castle, the site is heavily overgrown.' Gatehouse is unable to confirm this history which seems to conflict with that in the scheduling report.
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