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Bawtry Manor Holt

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Harworth; Martin Hall

In the civil parish of Bawtry.
In the historic county of Nottinghamshire.
Modern Authority of Doncaster.
1974 county of South Yorkshire.
Medieval County of Nottinghamshire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SK62929427
Latitude 53.44150° Longitude -1.05395°

Bawtry Manor Holt has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are earthwork remains.

This site is a scheduled monument protected by law.


The Manor Holt example, with an inner moat set within an outer and a double revetment, is unique in South Yorkshire and unusual nationally. It is therefore an important example, demonstrating the diversity of form of this class of monument. Though partially disturbed by forestry, the monument survives well and is expected to contain considerable in situ deposits.
Manor Holt moated site consists of a rhomboidal island, measuring c.40m each side, surrounded by a 10m wide inner moat enlarged at the south-west corner to form a fishpond. The whole is enclosed by a rectangular outer moat measuring c.100m x 70m and with a possible causeway near the north-west corner. The outer moat is embanked on the inside along the west, south and east sides. The inner moat is embanked on the same three sides but along its outside edge. The double revetment thus created between the two moats suggests a function that was at least nominally defensive. The site is documented from the thirteenth century onwards as being the centre of a manor held by the Morton family. (Scheduling Report)

Although now in Bawtry CP and South Yorkshire was in Harworth parish and just within Nottinghamshire, although on the Yorkshire border.
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