Moat 100m NW of Church

Description of this historic site

A Medieval moat, a wide ditch usually surrounding a building. It is still visible as an earthwork, and is situated 100m west of St Margaret's Church, Wolston.

Notes about this historic site

1 At the above grid reference is a moat, now virtually dry, having three dug sides, the fourth being the River Avon. This is probably the site of one of the Manor Houses of Wolston.
2 The enclosure is about 75m by 40m and polygonal, with enclosure banks without. The moat is 5-9m wide, 1.5m deep and is dry.
3 Close to the church and to earthworks of a Medieval settlement. The ditch forms an irregular D-shape and is now dry, although it was once fed by a sluice from the Avon. The sluice is sandstone and could be Medieval, but the dam at the outlet point is entirely of 19th century brick. There is no evidence of structures on the island.
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