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Elton 1977

The documentary history of the Manor of Elton goes back 900 years.. The first grant of a Manor being to the Abbey of Ramsey in the early 11th century AD. Documents exist which  give comprehensive descriptions of the rooms and contents, particularly for the 14th and 15th centuries A.D.


The main earthwork platform on which the Manor stood appears to have had a moat on its western edge with bays, which probably served as fishponds. To the south and east there were banked enclosures suggesting outbuildings and paddocks to the main site.

A number of stone structures suggested virtually continuous occupation from the second- until the eighteenth century A.D.

 F. O'Neil, 'Ramsey Abbey's Manor at Elton I: The Archaeology', (Durobrivae  6, 1978, p. 26-7)

 S.G. Upex, ''Ramsey Abbey's Manor at Elton II: the Documents', (Durobrivae 6, 1978, p. 28-9)

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