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Monument details

HER Number:TQ 83 SE 2
Type of record:Monument
Name:Moat, Halden Place, Rolvenden

Summary

The gardens of a 18th century farmhouse at Halden Place, Rolvenden are surrounded by the remains of the moat of the house first mentioned during the reign of Henry III. The remains comprise three sides of a large homestead moat. The site is on a slope and the missing northern arm would have had to have been very deep to contain water.


Grid Reference:TQ 8509 3362
Map Sheet:TQ83SE
Parish:ROLVENDEN, ASHFORD, KENT

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1200 AD? to 1900 AD?)
Protected Status:Selected Heritage Inventory for Natural England: Remains of a Medieval moated manor house at Halden Place. The remains comprise three sides of a large homestead moat. The site is on a slope and the missing northern arm would have had to have been very deep to contain water.

Full description

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Halden Place, Rolvenden, is a 1740 farmhouse, its gardens are surrounded by the remains of the moat of the house first mentioned Hen. III. Part of a possible moat is shown on the O.S.6", 1961, at TR 85093362. (1) (2) The remains comprise three sides of a large homestead moat. The site is on a slope and the missing northern arm would have had to have been very deep to contain water. Published 25" survey revised. (3) TQ 850337, Halden Place, Rolvenden listed in the county checklist of moated sites in Kent - December 1979.


<1> OS Card / NAR index entry, Saunter through Kent 5 1909 85 (C Igglesden) (Unpublished document). SKE6461.


<2> OS Card / NAR index entry, Hist of Kent 3 1790 85-6 (Hasted) (Unpublished document). SKE6461.


<3> OS Card / NAR index entry, F1 ASP 12-OCT-62 (Unpublished document). SKE6461.


<4> OS Card / NAR index entry, Moated Sites Res Gp No 6 1979 47 (Unpublished document). SKE6461.


<5> Field report for monument TQ 83 SE 2 - October, 1962 (Bibliographic reference). SKE4328.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>Unpublished document: OS Card / NAR index entry. Saunter through Kent 5 1909 85 (C Igglesden).
<2>Unpublished document: OS Card / NAR index entry. Hist of Kent 3 1790 85-6 (Hasted).
<3>Unpublished document: OS Card / NAR index entry. F1 ASP 12-OCT-62.
<4>Unpublished document: OS Card / NAR index entry. Moated Sites Res Gp No 6 1979 47.
<5>Bibliographic reference: Field report for monument TQ 83 SE 2 - October, 1962.
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