Moat at Abbots Salford Hall

Description of this historic site

A possible moat, a wide ditch usually surrounding a building, of Post Medieval date. It is still visible as an earthwork, and is situated 200m east of the church at Abbot's Salford.

Notes about this historic site

1 The moat surrounding Salford Hall is ornamental and of no archaeological significance.
2 At N of Abbots Salford Hall is a double moat enclosing an area of about 98m long by 73m wide.
3 The moat is E of Salford Hall and is a concentric moat. The outer ditch is about 105m by 85m, 10m wide and 1.5m deep. The inner is about 70m by 50m, 5m wide and 1.5m deep. The owner mentioned that stone foundations had been found on the island during impromptu digging, though when and where was not made clear. The moat could date from the Jacobean phase of Salford Hall. At that time fishpond/ornamental water garden features were in vogue.

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