Anlaby Moat Hill

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameAnlaby Moat Hill
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityEast Riding of Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityHumberside
Civil ParishAnlaby

Excavations were carried out in 1954 prior to the site being developed. The overall measurements were 250ft x 220. The centre was built up into a mound with material from the moat; and the ditch, flat bottomed, was 8ft deep. Excavations uncovered building foundations, tile and oyster shell paving, and a rectangular chalk-lined pit 9ft x 6 at the top and 5ft 7ins x 1ft 4ins at the bottom and 6ft deep. (see attached plan). Finds included a coin of Constantinus Aug (Cohen 454); a few sherds, probably Ro., Md tiles, bricks etc. Documentary and archaeological evidence suggest early 14th c dating (Thompson). 15th century account suggests an outer moat (Le Patourel). (PastScape)

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceTA038288
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  • Le Patourel, H.E. Jean, 1973, The Moated Sites of Yorkshire (The Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph Series 5) p. 109


  • Thompson, M.W., 1956, 'Excavation of a medieval moat at Moat Hill, Anlaby' Yorkshire Archaeological Journal Vol. 39 p. 67-85