Wickersley Moat Farm

Has been described as a Questionable Fortified Manor House

There are earthwork remains

NameWickersley Moat Farm
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityRotherham
1974 AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Civil ParishWickersley

O.S. Card - "consists of two artificial ponds, one dry, and a 'ha-ha' - cannot be identified as a moat". (O.S. card (map), V.C.H. Yorks 2, 1912, 52)

On the north side of the farm are two ponds, the eastern dry, forming a line c.60 m. long. From the eastern end of these, the east boundary of the site is formed by a sunken wall or ha-ha. There are no evidences of any ditch or moat on the south or west. Farm buildings and house partly 18th century or earlier. Despite Le Patourel's classification as type A1(a), this does not appear to be a true moated site (the O.S. no longer regard it as such). The name 'Moat Farm' is given on the 1st edition O.S. map (1854). It is possible that the west, south and east sides of an original moated enclosure have been completely obliterated by later alterations (Ryder 1980). (South Yorkshire SMR)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSK486904
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  • Sneyd, Steve, 1995, The Devil's Logbook Castles and Fortified Sites around South Yorkshire (Hilltop Press) p. 18
  • Le Patourel, H.E. Jean, 1973, The Moated Sites of Yorkshire (The Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph Series 5) p. 129
  • Armitage and Montgomerie, 1912, in Page, Wm (ed), VCH Yorkshire Vol. 2 p. 52


  • Ryder, P.F., 1980, Moat Farm, Wickersley