Little Hadham, North of Hadham Hall
Has been described as a Questionable Timber Castle (Motte)
There are earthwork remains
|Name||Little Hadham, North of Hadham Hall
|Civil Parish||Little Hadham
Circular moated mound c22.25m in diameter overall; mound rising c3.5m above water level. Moat ditch c7m wide with causeway on the SE side. Possible mill mound or ornamental feature. Informal excavation revealed that the original feature was shallow. (Herts HER)
"Moated Tumulus, N of Hadham Hall; condition - fairly good" (RCHME).
Situated on flat terrain, this artificial earthen mound, tree planted, is surrounded by a shallow, largely waterfilled ditch. Measuring c23.0m in overall diameter, the mound has a flat top c 6.5m in diameter and is c.25m in height. The ditch averages c7.0m in width, and has an eathen 'causeway' across it on the SE side.
The shallow moat-like ditch (if contemporary with the mound) was evidently constructed to contain water and is not defensive. The Headmaster of nearby Hadham Hall school, Mr E J Douglas, did an informal excavation of a small area of ditch some years ago. Although no finds were made, the dig proved that the ditch was originally shallow and that little silting had occurred.
The most probable explanation of this feature is that it is a moated mill-mound, or an ornamental landscape feature connected with nearby Hadham Hall (F1 JRL 20-JUN-73). (PastScape)
Moated mound to NE. of house of 1440, rebuilt 1572/8. (Renn)
This site is a scheduled monument protected by law
Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
|OS Map Grid Reference||TL453231