Manor House Moat, Long Compton

Description of this historic site

A possible Medieval moat, a wide ditch surrounding a building. The visible earthwork and evidence from aerial photographs suggest that this is a moat associated with a manor house. It is situated 100m west of the church at Long Compton.

Notes about this historic site

1 The outline of a moat surrounding the site of a manor house is visible in a field called Court Close close to the church.
2 The earthworks are visible on air photographs.
3 Possible moat 125m by 76m with enclosure banks on the N, W, and part of the S. These are about 1m high. A moat exists on the E side and is 12m wide, and on the W side, where it is 6m wide.
4 Earthworks and ditches were mapped as part of the English Heritage National Mapping Project
5 Boundary area was adjusted on the GIS in line with 4.
6 Geophysical survey within the interior of the moat recorded a demolition rubble spread; it is suggested that this indicates structures within the interior of the moat.
7Letter concerning this site.

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