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Ickenham Manor Farm

A Scheduled Monument in Ickenham, Hillingdon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.557 / 51°33'25"N

Longitude: -0.4406 / 0°26'26"W

OS Eastings: 508205.978201

OS Northings: 185388.291566

OS Grid: TQ082853

Mapcode National: GBR 2S.MLN

Mapcode Global: VHFT5.94Y7

Entry Name: Ickenham Manor Farm

Scheduled Date: 22 March 1949

Last Amended: 30 March 2015

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1002006

English Heritage Legacy ID: LO 75

County: Hillingdon

Electoral Ward/Division: Ickenham

Built-Up Area: Hillingdon

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Giles Ickenham

Church of England Diocese: London

Summary

Part of a medieval moated site at Ickenham with extant waterfilled moats.

Source: Historic England

Details

The monument includes a medieval moated site surviving as a water-filled earthwork and archaeological remains. It is situated on low-lying flat ground, west of Ickenham Marsh and Yeading Brook. It is likely that the moated area originally comprised an inner and outer moat which could be the work of two phases. It now encloses some 2.23 hectares.

The moat follows a sub-rectangular course and is visible as a water-filled earthwork, about 2.5m wide and 170m long on the western side and 152m long on the northern side. Part of a low bank still exists inside the moated area in the north-west corner. At the north-east corner the moat turns to the north for 25m and widens to become a small pond.

The eastern side is visible on the tithe map of 1842 some of which has been infilled but much survives as a water-filled feature in the garden of Ickenham Manor.

Much of the southern side is now visible on the ground only as a shallow infilled feature. Where it continues into the garden of Ickenham Manor it has widened to include a pond connected by a narrow feeder ditch only.

Exclusions: the scheduled area excludes all modern fences and fence posts, gates or gate posts but the ground beneath these features is included.

Source: Historic England

Reasons for Scheduling

Ickenham Manor Farm is scheduled for the following principal reasons:
* Potential: for the waterfilled moats which have the potential to contain well-preserved archaeological deposits which can increase our understanding of the history and development of the site;
* Survival: both the extant and the buried remains have seen little disturbance by later activity, being used as playing fields and garden, and as such the site holds a high degree of potential for further archaeological investigation;
* Group value: for its association with the adjacent medieval manor house, listed Grade I, which helps to contextualise and understand the evolution of the moated site;
* Documentation: documents survive relating to the owners, the Shorediche family, lords of the manor of Ickenham, and together with the C19 maps (which indicate areas where the buried remains would survive) provide a more complete record of the site.

Source: Historic England

Sources

Websites
A History of the County of Middlesex: Volume 4, pp102-104, accessed 17 Dec 2014 from http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/middx/vol4/pp102-104#fnn23
Other
Arnold, A, & Howard, R, 2011, Ickenham Manor, Long Lane, Ickenham, Hillingdon, London: tree-ring analysis of timbers (English Heritage Research Report series no. 118-2011)
Clarke, P, A, 1991, 'Ickenham Manor Farm' in Trans London & Middx Arch Soc, Vol 42, pp111-2

Source: Historic England

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