Moat at Coton House, Churchover
A moat, a wide ditch usually surrounding a building, is still visible as an earthwork at this site. It dates from the Medieval to the Post Medieval period, and is situated 300m north of the sewage works at Churchover.
1 The grounds of Coton House contain traces of an earlier moated site.
2 Site of an ancient grange of the monks of Combe who had much land hereabouts. This site was formerly moated: Some small portion of the moat still remains.
3 Coton House is modern. No remains of an earlier building are evident.
4 The grounds of Coton House contain an elongated fishpond with small dog-leg to the NE end. This has been taken to represent a moated site. The fishpond has recently been landscaped and is situated in a pasture field with ridge and furrow. Other traces of earthwork have been interpreted as extensions of the pond forming a moat; these are however a continuation of furrows and headland banks.