SE5741 : Moated Site of St Andrews College

taken 6 months ago, near to Acaster Selby, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Moated Site of St Andrews College
Moated Site of St Andrews College
The college was founded in 1470 by Robert Stillington, Bishop of Bath and Wells, for a provost and three fellows in priests' orders acting as schoolmasters. The institution was dissolved circa 1548, but the schoolmaster William Gegoltson was retained as master and curate to serve the 200 residents of Acaster. The moated site is roughly square, forming an island 60 metres across. The moat ditch is well preserved, typically 1.5 metres deep with a slight external bank, drained by a narrow run off channel cut from the eastern arm to the drain along the eastern field boundary. The moat ditch cuts across earlier ridge and furrow which is 7-8 metres wide (furrow to furrow). There is a causeway across the western end of the southern moat arm leading to a set of building remains.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 February, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 19 February, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Grassland  Educational sites  Flat landscapes 
Primary Subject of Photo
Earthwork 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5785 4185 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:52.1786N 1:7.3025W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5779 4183
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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