Moat at Coleshill Hall Farm

Description of this historic site

A moat, a wide ditch surrounding a building, which dates to the Medieval period. It is visible as an earthwork and is situated 200m north of Coleshill Hall Farm.

Notes about this historic site

1 Remains of a moat, possibly on site of Coleshill Hall.

2 NE of Coleshill Hall Farm are the remains of a dry moat with no structures inside it. Information on the manor of Coleshill exists from C11 onwards and this was presumably the manor house site.

3 The four-sided NE half of a now dry homestead moat, measuring 150m across, overall and extending SW for 90m. The arms, reduced and spread by the plough, average 18m in width and 1m in depth. A causeway across the NW side is probably modern. The river Cole possibly formed the SW side of the moat or has eroded it away. Farm buildings occupy the S side of the site. The moat is under pasture and no traces of buildings are visible within the enclosed area.

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