Baddesley Clinton Hall Moat

A Medieval moat on the 1886 Ordnance Survey map at Baddesley Clinton | Open
A Medieval moat on the 1886 Ordnance Survey map at Baddesley Clinton
Description of this historic site

Baddesley Clinton Hall moat, a wide ditch surrounding the semi fortified Manor House. It dates to the Medieval period and survives as an earthwork. National Trust maintenance work has uncovered stone structures and a wooden sluice.

Notes about this historic site

1 The semi-fortified manor house is surrounded by a moat.
2 Moat 65 M by 95 M. The ditch is 8 M to 12 M wide, is wet and has a revetment.
3 DoE AM7 List.
4 Listed Building description.
5 The moated site was scheduled by English Heritage (July 1995). The waterfilled moat arms are revetted in stone and measure upto 12m wide. Access to the moated island is by means of an early 18th century bridge across the north eastern arm of the moat. The moated site is believed to date from the 13th century, while most of the building is not earlier than the 15th century when the site was owned by the Brome family.
6 A watching brief and other fieldwork was carried out by C K Currie of CKC Archaeology & Gardens Archaeology Project for the National Trust (Severn Region) during the digging of new service trenches and the dredging of the moat. The work was carried out during Nov and Dec of 1994. This revealed what may have been substantial stone-built structures beyond the present forecourt.
A wooden sluice was also exposed near the SE corner of the moat. This is probably the finest example of its kind recorded systematically in the UK.
7 A numberof anomalies within the moated area and between the moad and the fishponds were recorded during a dowsing survey.
8 Watching brief report including description of sluice feature, although no illustrative material could be located. See MWA8229.

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