De-silting of the moat at Haughley Castle
Haughley, Suffolk

Site Code
HGH 046
OASIS Number
0
Site Type
Monitoring
Period
Medieval,
Report Number
2012_127

Summary

Scheduled Ancient Monument consent was given to excavate excess silts from the moat of Haughley Castle and to remove trees and vegetation from its motte and banks as part of a scheme to bring the monument back into positive management. The castle had become overgrown with scrub and self-seeded deciduous trees which were causing damage to the earthworks and obscuring the monument. The intention of the project was to remove only the latest deposits and avoid disturbing those which were potentially related to the early medieval construction and occupation of the castle.