Baxterley Old Hall Moat
A moat, a wide ditch surrounding a building, probably the site of one of the two manor houses of Baxterley. The moat is Medieval in origin, visible as an earthwork, and is situated at Baxterley Old Hall.
1 Probable site of one of the two manor houses of Baxterley. Information on the history of the house exists for the 16th century, 18th century and 19th century. The house is surrounded by a moat.
2 The moat, although incomplete, is in a fair state of preservation and waterfilled.
3 (a) 1977 One arm of the moat remains to the SW of the hall and is waterfilled, but dilapidated. The SE arm has been filled in.
(b) 1984 A section of the SW arm has been re-excavated and refilled. The SE arm is still clearly visible, though it appears to have been used for tipping. On the NW side of the farm is a narrow stone revetted ditch which may be a degraded moat arm.
4Moated Sites research Group card.