Stubbs Hollins, Walden Stubbs moat 1

Has been described as a Questionable Fortified Manor House

There are earthwork remains

NameStubbs Hollins, Walden Stubbs moat 1
Alternative Names
Historic CountryYorkshire
Modern AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
1974 AuthorityNorth Yorkshire
Civil ParishWalden Stubbs

The moat has been recently ploughed over, but is still well-defined (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigator, J R Foster, 27-AUG-1964).

SE 552174. Walden Stubbs. Medieval moat listed in survey (Le Patourel 1973).

A medieval moat is visible as an earthwork and cropmark and medieval ditches and ditches of uncertain date are visible as cropmarks on air photographs centred at SE 5521 1740.

The moat, at SE 5518 1742, is sub-rectangular in form and measures 40m by 46m. The ditch is crossed by a causeway to the south. A broad ditch leads from the eastern side of the moat and may be contemporary.

The moat appears to be levelled by ploughing and is visible as a cropmark by the latest 1990 oblique photography.

Other fragmentary ditches are visible to the south. (PastScape)

Gatehouse Comments

One of two near adjacent moats in the flood plain of the River Went (see Stubbs Hollins 2). May form a complex but still fundamentally homestead moats, not manorial. While flood defence may be the main function of these moats, along with the kudos of such a feature, this was in Barnsdale Forest, which had some notoriety as the place for outlaws.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

Historic England (PastScape) Defra or Monument number(s)
County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSE552174
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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. 128