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Green Lane Farm Moated Site

A Scheduled Monument in Broughton and Bretton (Brychdyn a Bretton), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Latitude: 53.1674 / 53°10'2"N

Longitude: -2.998 / 2°59'52"W

OS Eastings: 333379

OS Northings: 363824

OS Grid: SJ333638

Mapcode National: GBR 75.4J84

Mapcode Global: WH88C.XNK6

Entry Name: Green Lane Farm Moated Site

Scheduled Date: 3 July 1987

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2225

Cadw Legacy ID: FL176

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Moated Site

Period: Medieval

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Broughton and Bretton (Brychdyn a Bretton)

Built-Up Area: Broughton

Traditional County: Flintshire


The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead. The site is essentially a U-shaped ditch enclosing a level rectangular area measuring 110m (NNW-SSE) by 80m max within which lies a coeval ditched mound. The ditch is still well preserved on the N and E having a depth of about 1m but on the W side it has been almost completely ploughed out and is now visible only as a slight linear depression towards the N end.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of medieval settlement. The monument is well preserved and is an important relic of the medieval landscape. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of intact archaeological deposits and structural evidence.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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