Medieval moat. Rectangular island measured 70m by 135m with the moat measuring approximately 10m wide.
1230 Possibly held by John de Valognes.
1260 Held by Peter de Ansey and his wife Margery.
1275 Peter de Ansey had named Robert de Ansey as his heir.
1279 Held by Margery Ansey.
1302 Belonged to Eustace de Ansey.
1334 Eustace de Ansey sold it to John de Radeswell, Royal Clerk, on account that when John died it went to his kinsman, Robert.
1339-1347 Between; Occupied by John de Radeswell.
1348 Sir Robert of Radeswell held it but tenanted it out to William and John Loughton, two clerics, for the period of their lives.
1349 The last of the Radeswell family died.
1352 John Loughton died and his heir sold it to Sir Walter Manny. Sergent William Notton was granted part of it by the King and he then bought Manny’s share of the remaining property.
1365 Sir William Notton died and it went to his son, William (2).
1392-1405 Between; William (2) died and his son, William (3), inherited. He leased it out to John Shadworth.
1428 By; Had passed to John Piggott.
15 C Timber framed gateway at entrance.
16 C Gatehouse.
1916 15 September; Private Herbert Thomas of Down Hall died in the Somme, France during World War I.
1972 Field Investigation.
1973 Field Investigation.
1990 Stables demolished and the Hall extended and altered.
1991 Two chimney stacks demolished.
1991 Evaluation by Cambridge Archaeological Unit, University of Cambridge.