Monument record MYO3615 - Kexby Old Hall


A modern house on the site of former hall and moat. The licence to crenellate was granted in to Thomas Ughtred in 1342, though a possibly incorrect date of 1349 is given in some sources.


Grid reference SE 7021 4931 (point)
Map sheet SE74NW
Civil Parish Kexby, City of York, North Yorkshire
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire
County North Yorkshire


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

NMR Information:

(SE 70234929) Kexby Old Hall on site of (NAT)
Kexby Old Hall (NR) (1)

Moat (NR) (2)

The present hall is modern, and all traces of the moat have been obliterated. Published survey (25") revised. (3)

Traces of the moat described by the previous authorities were seen as earthworks on early air photographs (1946). Part of the moat at SE 7021 4922 was seen as deep ditch 70m long and 12m wide, turning to run north at its western end. On later air photographs virtually all traces of the moat have disappeared and it is assumed that it was filled in and ploughed over. There are small hollows in the field to the north west of the Old Hall these are probably post Medieval quarrying of some kind and have not been recorded. (4)

1 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 6" 1958
2 Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date) OS 25" 19?
3 Field Investigators Comments F1 DS 19-NOV-69
4 Vertical aerial photograph reference number RAF CPE/UK/1879 2432 06-DEC-1946
5 Greater medieval houses of England and Wales 1300-1500, volume 1 : northern England 421 Anthony Emery
6 The moated sites of Yorkshire 113 no.5 by H E Jean Le Patourel

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Jul 19 2019 2:02PM


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