Balne East Manor Farm Moat

Has been described as a Questionable Fortified Manor House

There are no visible remains

NameBalne East Manor Farm Moat
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishBalne

Balne - moats at SE608183 (Le Pat. just W.Balne Hall. She notes late 13thC. ref.), and at SE584193 just N. YEWTREE FARM. W. arm, shorter stretch E. arm, still waterholding, also at PARKSHAW WOOD, N. the intriguingly-named Chapel Garth Wood, WNW Wood Farm. Rectangular (N-S) platform enclosed water-holding moat with hooked arm to W. from SW corner, and isolated straight pond to N. of this, indicative of 2nd enclosure - SE584182 and (Le Pat.) SE581177 E. MANOR FARM, just SW of Chapel Garth Wood. One of these Vernoille Manor of Methams (Le Pat.). (Sneyd 1995)

SE 581177. Balne. The supposed siting of a medieval moat. (Not visible on OS 6" 1853 or on APs. Only a small pond east of Manor Farm (SE 51 NE/5) at SE 57861770 is visible) (Le Patourel 1973). (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

If there was a moat at this small sub-manor house, and it is likely there was, it was in an area where flooding must have been a seasonal problem so probably more about water management than defense. (Gatehouse has not been able to identify this as a medieval manor - the manor house seems to have been Balne Hall.)

- Philip Davis

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Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE581077
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  • Sneyd, Steve, 1995, The Devil's Logbook Castles and Fortified Sites around South Yorkshire (Hilltop Press) p. 6
  • Le Patourel, H.E. Jean, 1973, The Moated Sites of Yorkshire (The Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph Series 5) p. 122