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Everton Story Moats

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Storey Moats

In the civil parish of Everton.
In the historic county of Huntingdonshire.
Modern Authority of Bedfordshire.
1974 county of Bedfordshire.
Medieval County of Huntingdonshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: TL20445188
Latitude 52.15212° Longitude -0.24091°

Everton Story Moats has been described as a certain Fortified Manor House.

There are earthwork remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.


The site comprises the remains of a medival moated enclosure and associated outer enclosures, drainage leats and ponds. The moat is sub-square in shape, measuring 100m across including the surrounding ditches which measure up to 25m wide. A small projection at the south west corner of the island may mark the site of the original entrance. Modern access to the island is provided by a 2m wide causeway near the centre of the east arm. The island measures approx 50m across and has no upstanding remains of earlier buildings or features except for a low spread bank along the north east side. Part of an outer bank can be seen along the north west side and north angle. The moat is central to a complex series of outworks, thought to be fishponds and water management works. These include a trapezoidal shaped enclosure adjacent to the north west side of the moat defined by banks, ditches and a pond. The enclosure contains two small fishponds as well as scarp slopes and banks which subdivide the interior. Adjacent to the north and north east sides of the moated enclosure are a further series of ponds, leats and earthworks which interconnect to form a related series of outworks. The site is considered to be the probable 11th century manor house of Everton or Everton Bury, mentioned in Domesday. The present name comes from the 17th and 18th century owners of the manor. (Beds HER)

The parish straddled the Bedfordshire/Huntingdonshire border with the parish church standing in Huntingdonshire.
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