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Halghton Lodge Moated Site

A Scheduled Monument in Hanmer, Wrexham (Wrecsam)

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Latitude: 52.9834 / 52°59'0"N

Longitude: -2.868 / 2°52'4"W

OS Eastings: 341819

OS Northings: 343251

OS Grid: SJ418432

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.J5TN

Mapcode Global: WH89D.X8FP

Entry Name: Halghton Lodge Moated Site

Scheduled Date: 3 July 1987

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 3284

Cadw Legacy ID: FL174

Schedule Class: Domestic

Category: Moated Site

Period: Medieval

County: Wrexham (Wrecsam)

Community: Hanmer

Traditional County: Flintshire


The monument comprises the remains of a well-preserved medieval moated homestead. It comprises a rectangular moated site, c 50 x 30m. internally. It is enclosed by a moat, c 15m wide and 1m deep with a pond on the south side, although this is of later date. No internal features are visible, as both platform and moat are overlain by ridge and furrow.

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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