The Medieval Moat at East Halton in Lincolnshire & Lobingham the DMV
There are people out there who are rather keen on what would appear to most to be nothing other than a ditch . . . Oh, and a nice Deserted Medieval Village called Lobingham . . .
I note from the time stamp that this photographs and the draft post were done over 3 years ago, my apologies for the delay - I’m sure many of you out there were pacing about the house wondering when you’d get to see the East Halton Moat . . .
The village is of a straggling nature and is in North Lincolnshire near The River Humber and much of the village sits on the site of a Deserted Medieval Village called Lobingham.
The moated site seen here is at Manor Farm and has been surveyed by English Heritage and described thus:
“10m wide and 3m deep. An internal bank between 1m and 1.5m high and 5m and 7m wide survives for almost all its circuit. An external bank also survives at the W boundary of the site, 1m high and 5m wide.”
There are still some associated earthworks which give a complicated look to the site, it certainly looks to me a bit more than a simple Moated Manor House.
It’s a nice addition to the Old Church We Visited and I wonder whether it’s safe to presume that this was the original Manor House site for Lobingham ?
The house on the current site dates to the 1700s but the cellars and footings pre-date the house !
Hopefully we’ll be able to get some more information on this, if you can add anything at all then please do leave a comment, irrespective of when you come across this article.
All the best