Manor House Moat 100m SE of Church

Description of this historic site

The site of a possible Medieval moat, a wide ditch surrounding a manor house. The moat survives as an earthwork, and is situated 100m south east of St Mary's Church, Whitchurch.

Notes about this historic site

1 To the S of the church and the remaining house lie possible traces of a moated site.
2 A steel-framed farm building has been added to the ‘paddock’ S of the cottage but examination of its foundation trench showed no sign of structures or Medieval remains. The possible moat lies in the E of the paddock and the new structure in the W.
3 The moat is about 50m by 40m in size and the E arm is about 7m wide.
4 During a survey of the parish of Whitchurch a section of an Anglo-Saxon cross-shaft (WA 8409) was found in the flower bed of Park House (SP 2248) adjacent to the moat site.
5 Sketch.

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