Moated Lodge, Water Channels and Fishpond South of Chaveney Road, Quorn (Ancient Monument)

Geo: 52.7358, -1.1775
Date ListedWed 11th November, 1992
CategoryScheduled Ancient Monument
AddressMoated Lodge, Water Channels & Fishpond South of Chaveney Road, Quorn Quorn
GradeAncient Monuments
Grid ReferenceSK5563415675
LBSMonument Number 17073
Volume, Map, Item17073
WardQuorn & Mountsorrel Castle

The moated site at Quorndon is situated on a tributary of the River Soar which flows through low lying ground south of the village. It also includes a fishpond and a series of water channels. A watermill stood to the north of the site outside the protected area the mill leat running to the east.
The rectangular moated site is situated on the eastern bank of the stream and measures 90m x 80m in overall dimensions. The moat arms vary between 8m and 12m in width and are about 1.5m deep with outer banks evident on all sides except the north. The moat island measures 40m x 50m and contains a series of irregular earthworks which have the appearance of building foundations. On the southern and western side are several feeder channels connecting the moat with the stream those on the south consisting of a complex system of channels some of which are embanked up to 0.75m. To complement this two wide outflow channels run from the north side of the moat taking the flow of water back to the stream. To the east of the moat is an area which is now totally waterlogged but which contained a fishpond measuring approximately 80m x 25m.
The moated site was the lodge for the northern subdivision of Quorn Park built shortly after 1273.

The description above describes the salient features of the building as it was at the date of listing. It is given in order to aid identification; it is not intended to be either comprehensive or exclusive.