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Monument details

HER Number:TR 04 NW 11
Type of record:Monument
Name:Homestead moat, Buckwell Farm, Boughton Aluph


The remains of a homestead moat are located at Buckwell Farm in Boughton Aluph. The moat is dry and in reasonable condition except for its eastern arm which is destroyed. It was originally thought that the old fish pond associated with the moat was a watercress bed but there is no apparently no evidence to support this statement. The farmhouse is a timber framed with 17th century brickwork.

Grid Reference:TR 042 482
Map Sheet:TR04NW

Monument Types

  • MOAT (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD (at some time) to 1699 AD (at some time))
Protected Status:Selected Heritage Inventory for Natural England: Homestead moat

Full description

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(TR 04294825) Buckwell Farm (NAT) (1) Buckwell Farmhouse, Boughton Aluph, is a timber framed building with a Norman cellar but refaced with red brick in the 17th c. There is a dried up moat and the watercress bed is the old fish pond. (2,3) Buckwell Farmhouse as described above except that the cellars show no Norman work and appear to be contemporary with the rest of the structure. The building is of little architectural interest. The moat centred at TR 04254825, is dry; the E arm is destroyed, otherwise it is in fair condition. Surveyed at 1:2500. There is no evidence to show that the watercress beds occupy the site of a fishpond. (4) TR 043482. Buckwell Farm. Listed in the county checklist of moated sites in Kent - December 1979. (5) Historic England archive material: BF008722 BUCKWELL FARM, BOUGHTON ALUPH File of material relating to a site or building. This material has not yet been fully catalogued. Copyright, date, and quantity information for this record may be incomplete or inaccurate.

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

<2> MHLG 1886/11/A East Ashford RD Kent July 1955 11 (OS Card Reference). SKE47076.

<3> A Saunter through Kent 25 1931 54-5 (C Igglesden) (OS Card Reference). SKE32884.

<4> F1 ASP 05-JUN-1963 (OS Card Reference). SKE41943.

<5> Moated Sites Res Gp Rep no 6 1979 46 (OS Card Reference). SKE47271.

<6> Field report for monument TR 04 NW 11 - June, 1963 (Bibliographic reference). SKE5156.

Sources and further reading

Cross-ref. Source description
<1>OS Card Reference: OS 6" 1961.
<2>OS Card Reference: MHLG 1886/11/A East Ashford RD Kent July 1955 11.
<3>XYOS Card Reference: A Saunter through Kent 25 1931 54-5 (C Igglesden). [Mapped feature: #39142 moated site, ]
<4>OS Card Reference: F1 ASP 05-JUN-1963.
<5>OS Card Reference: Moated Sites Res Gp Rep no 6 1979 46.
<6>Bibliographic reference: Field report for monument TR 04 NW 11 - June, 1963.

Related records

TR 04 NW 181Part of: BUCKWELL FARMHOUSE (Listed Building)