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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.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Swakeleys Road, access from Copthall Road East/West through woods, Ickenham
Postcode: UB10 > Google Map
Type of site: Garden Feature Remnants
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
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.

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:

Site history board
Grid ref: TQ073866
Size in hectares:
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
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:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: Yes
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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