Medieval Canal and Basin at The Pleasance
The site of a canal and basin, an open area of water giving access to landing stages, dating from the Medieval period. It was situated 800m north west of Kenilworth Castle.
1 At a slightly lower level than the Pleasurance is a long rectangular hollow, once a basin, connected by a canal with the great lake, where no doubt was the landing stage for the use of people coming to and from the castle by boat.
4 Scheduled as Warwickshire Monument No 2.
8 The Pleasance was originally approached by boat from Kenilworth Castle across the mere. At the south-east edge of the site are the earthwork remains of a 28m wide waterlogged channel, on either side of which is a raised platform. These features are thought to be the remains of a harbour or basin, originally used for mooring boats, and of landing stages to provide access to the site.