The moated site at Pastures Farm survives well. The island remains largely undisturbed by post-medieval and modern activity and will retain buried evidence for earlier structures, as well as other features relating to the development and character of the site throughout the periods of occupation.
The moated site, which is also known as Caxton Pastures, may be the site of the manor of Brockholt which is known to have been separated from the main manor of Caxton from 1154 until 1400. This ancient freehold estate was held in 1279 by John de Caxton, and consisted of a capital messuage, over 80 acres of land and 50 acres of meadow and pasture in `Kingesfeld’, which is described as being to the north west of Caxton, bordering on Eltisley. A further moated complex known as Caxton Moats, which is the subject of a separate scheduling, is located 1.2km to the SSE.
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