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Monument details

HER Number:TQ 64 SE 1
Type of record:Monument
Name:Moatlands House and moat, Brenchley


The house at Moatlands was thought to have been constructed in c.1524. This has been replaced by a 19th century gothic castellated house and nothing of the original house now remains. A homestead moat is situated to the west of the house and it remains water filled and in good condition. When it was cleared out in 1860 the old oak drawbridge was found.

Grid Reference:TQ 6743 4320
Map Sheet:TQ64SE

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1524 AD? to 1800 AD? (at some time))
  • MOAT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1524 AD? to 1800 AD? (at some time))
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval to Modern - 1800 AD? to 2050 AD (between))

Full description

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[TQ 67554319] Moatlands [NAT] (1) Moatlands, a castellated house, is said to date from 1524. When the moat, nearly all of which remains (3), was cleared out in 1860, the old oak drawbridge came to light. (2-3) Moatlands is a large 19th c. brick house in castellated gothic style with no visible evidence of an earlier house. It is now used as a country club. To the W. of the house is a homestead moat, water-filled and generally in good condition although the N.W. angle suffered some mutilation when the drive to the house was constructed. No foundations are now visible on the island. Published survey (1/2500) correct. (4) TQ 674432 Moatlands, listed in a checklist of moated sites in Kent - December 1979. (5-6) archive material (8)

See Moat TQ 64 SE 224.

<1> OS 6" 1961 (OS Card Reference). SKE48369.

<2> Kent 1935 70 (JC Cox) (OS Card Reference). SKE45699.

<3> Arch Cant 93 1977 220 (OS Card Reference). SKE36140.

<4> Moated Sites Res Gp 6 1979 46 (OS Card Reference). SKE47250.

<5> VCH Kent 1 1908 426 (IC Gould) (OS Card Reference). SKE50895.

<6> F1 CFW 23-JAN-63 (OS Card Reference). SKE42728.

<6> Historic England archive material associated with Moatlands (Archive). SKE53829.

<7> Field report for monument TQ 64 SE 1 - January, 1963 (Bibliographic reference). SKE3254.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>OS Card Reference: OS 6" 1961.
<2>OS Card Reference: Kent 1935 70 (JC Cox).
<3>OS Card Reference: Arch Cant 93 1977 220.
<4>OS Card Reference: Moated Sites Res Gp 6 1979 46.
<5>OS Card Reference: VCH Kent 1 1908 426 (IC Gould).
<6>OS Card Reference: F1 CFW 23-JAN-63.
<6>Archive: Historic England archive material associated with Moatlands.
<7>XYBibliographic reference: Field report for monument TQ 64 SE 1 - January, 1963. [Mapped feature: #11657 building, ]