Clopton House moat

Description of this historic site

The site of Clopton House moat, a wide ditch surrounding a building. It dates to the Post Medieval period, and is situated 500m north west of Clopton Tower.

Notes about this historic site

1 Clopton House dates from the reign of Henry VIII. A moat ran in front of it and some excavations undertaken in 1830 resulted in the discovery of some relics.
2 The house is architecturally uninteresting. No trace of a moat.
3 The present owners state that the moat was filled in at least a century ago.
4 Moat drained in 19th century.

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