Kexby Old Hall

Has been described as a Possible Fortified Manor House

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameKexby Old Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityYork
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishKexby

A modern house on the site of former hall and moat. The licence to crenellate was granted in to Thomas Ughtred in 1342, though a possibly incorrect date of 1349 is given in some sources. (PastScape)

Traces of the moat described by the previous authorities were seen as earthworks on early air photographs (1946). Part of the moat at SE 7021 4922 was seen as deep ditch 70m long and 12m wide, turning to run north at its western end. On later air photographs virtually all traces of the moat have disappeared and it is assumed that it was filled in and ploughed over. There are small hollows in the field to the north west of the Old Hall these are probably post Medieval quarrying of some kind and have not been recorded. (PastScape)

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE702492
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  • Emery, Anthony, 1996, Greater Medieval Houses of England and Wales Vol. 1 Northern England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p. 421
  • Neave, Susan, 1991, Medieval Parks of East Yorkshire (Univeristy of Hull) p. 38
  • Allison, K.J. (ed), 1976, 'Catton: Kexby, Scoreby, and Stamford Bridge West' VCH Yorkshire: East Riding Vol. 3 p. 158-64 online transcription
  • Le Patourel, H.E. Jean, 1973, The Moated Sites of Yorkshire (The Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph Series 5) p. 113 (Dates licence as 1349, in error)
  • Turner, T.H. and Parker, J.H., 1859, Some account of Domestic Architecture in England (Oxford) Vol. 3 Part 2 p. 413 online copy

Primary Sources

  • Maxwell Lyte, H.C. (ed), 1900, Calendar of Patent Rolls Edward III (1340-43) Vol. 5 p. 388 online copy