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Thurnscoe moat

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;

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

OS Map Grid Reference: SE448056
Latitude 53.54560° Longitude -1.32462°

Thurnscoe moat has been described as a Fortified Manor House although is doubtful that it was such.

There are uncertain remains.


Medieval moated site at Lane End Farm, Thurnscoe. Prior to excavations in the late 1960s the moated site survived as slight earthworks, the eastern side had been destroyed by housing. The moat was stone-lined and the interior had traces of a pottery kiln. No in situ remains of the kiln survived but there was a large quantity of pottery wasters, charcoal, cinder and burnt clay dumps. It was in production during the 17th century. (PastScape)

Hall in mid 11th century. Moat (part stone revetted) traceable, although built over. Some excavation by D Ashurst by church. Pottery and kiln waste in moat suggest late medieval industrial use. (South Yorkshire SMR)

CASTLESTEDE (PNWR) could refer to a precursor, at or near the same site or elsewhere, fortification, or to the moat itself at SP 448 056 near church. Roman road not far to Northwest. Although site built over Le. Pat notes survival of, in part stone-revetted, moat traces. Suggests later medieval industrial site. (Sneyd 1995)

Moat close to church, possibly house of one of three manors mentioned in Domesday. Doesn't seem to have been large or strong enough to be considered fortified. The field-name Castlestede is likely to have been part of the demense of one of the the manors, but not necessarily this one.
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