Deer Leap SE edge of Chase Wood, W of Kenilworth

Description of this historic site

The site of a deer leap, which allowed the access for deer into the deer park, which was used during the Medieval and Post Medieval period. The earthworks of the ditch and bank are still visible. It is located 400m south east of Chase Wood.

Notes about this historic site

1 Running approximately from SP2671 to SP2672 is a ditch and bank which is probably of medieval date, and originally served as a deer leap. Its overall width reaches about 1.20m and the distance between the top of the bank and the bottom of the ditch is about 1.60m. It is very well preserved in places and surprisingly no written or drawn documentation of it could be found.

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