Adwick Hall

Has been described as a Questionable Fortified Manor House

There are cropmark/slight earthwork remains

NameAdwick Hall
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityDoncaster
1974 AuthoritySouth Yorkshire
Civil ParishDoncaster

Site of moat, manor house and garden, built over? though part of the site still seems to survive. Possibly part of the medieval moat is visible as an earthwork on air photographs.

(SE 54240873) A moat is shown on The Tithe Commutation Map of 1844 (Morgan Jones 1962).

This is now a barely discernible depression in an arable field (F1 RWE 28-AUG-64).

Listed as destroyed and built over, its position suggests it is the manor house with garden held by Alice du Lound in 1301 (Le Patourel, H.E. Jean 1973).

The NW and SW sides of the enclosure were apparent through the dense growth of nettles on the line of the infilled ditch, together with the causeway on the SW side (1980 CBA).

At SE 5423 0872 there are three sides of a rectangular enclosure formed by a 4-6m wide earthwork ditch. It may indicate the site of the medieval moat (Vertical aerial photograph reference number RAF CPE/UK/1880 5076 06-DEC-1946 ). (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

Listed in Steve Sneyd's interesting little booklet but seemingly a routine domestic moat. Replaced by a C17 house on a slightly different site (SE54010858) which was demolished 1866. The given map reference does not seem to have been built over.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE542087
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  • Sneyd, Steve, 1995, The Devil's Logbook Castles and Fortified Sites around South Yorkshire (Hilltop Press) p. 6
  • Magilton, J.R., 1977, The Doncaster District: An Archaeological Survey (Doncaster) p. 3
  • Le Patourel, H.E. Jean, 1973, The Moated Sites of Yorkshire (The Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph Series 5) p. 121-2
  • Morgan Jones, J., 1962, Adwick-le-Street, A Short History of the Parish and Church p. 22


  • Jones, D., 1981, Yorkshire Archaeological Journal Vol. 53 p. 140
  • 1980, CBA Group 4 Register p. 4