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Harting Moat

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Rogate; Haben Bridge; Hertinge

In the civil parish of Harting.
In the historic county of Sussex.
Modern Authority of West Sussex.
1974 county of West Sussex.
Medieval County of Sussex (Rape of Chichester).

OS Map Grid Reference: SU78411939
Latitude 50.96860° Longitude -0.88469°

Harting Moat has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.


Medieval moated site near Harting church. Saxon, Norman and medieval pottery along with a Saxon coin and a 15th century key have been found on the site. This may be the site of the house which was granted a licence to crenellate in 1266, and was further described in another medieval document of 1349-50. (PastScape)

This probably the site of the house which was granted a licence to crenellate in 1266. Guy quotes Lower as writing 'On an eminence above the Rother are some vestiges of a fortified residence within a fosse, but of its origin nothing seems to be known.' A OS field investigator in 1968 wrote there were no visible remains of this complex (Field Investigators Comments–F2 ASP 23-JUL-68).

A Royal licence to crenellate was granted in 1266 April 9 (Click on the date for details of this licence.).


The buildings of the manor are well detailed in the Close Roll entry of 1350. The complex had a gate, a herb-garden, pigeon house, bake house, kitchen, brewhouse, a carters stable, a possible fruit press, pig stye and a prison ( domus prisonae ).
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