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Pynchester Moat Hillingdon

Summary

The Pynchester Moat site has remains of the dried up moat of a medieval farmhouse in a bend of the River Pinn, which fed the moat, now in woodland surrounded with railings. A dig by Uxbridge Archaeological Group in 1966-9 revealed the foundations of the medieval farmhouse here. The Harefield Enclosure Map of 1813 shows the site as part of Farley's Mead belonging to the Brackenbury Estate from 1602-1792 and later it was awarded to Uxbridge in compensation for loss of grazing rights.

Basic Details

Site location:
Swakeleys Road, access from Copthall Road East/West through woods, Ickenham

Postcode:
UB10 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Garden Feature Remnants

Date(s):

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
SAM: Pynchester Moat

Borough:
Hillingdon

Site ownership:
LB Hillingdon

Site management:
Green Spaces Team

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
unrestricted

Special conditions:

Facilities:
none

Events:

Public transport:
Rail/Tube: West Ruislip (Central) then bus. Bus: U1.

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2005
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.hillingdon.gov.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ073866

Size in hectares:

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No

In Conservation Area:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
Yes

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

A Pynchester Ferme is referred to in a deed of 1531 as part of property owned by Swakeleys Estate (q.v.) though it is not known if that is the moated site here.

Sources consulted:

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