Moat at Maxstoke Manor
A moat, a wide ditch surrounding a building, of Medieval date. It is situated at Maxstoke Manor, 100m west of Church End Farm.
1 This was the original manor house of the de Clintons which came by exchange in the mid C14 into the hands of Maxstoke Priory (PRN 346).
2 1967: There are no remains of the manor house or watermill. 1976: A large sub-circular homestead moat, dry, except on the E, and measuring overall 100m N-S by 90m transversely. The steep-sided moat averages 18m in width and is from 2m on the W to 5m on the E in depth. Around the downhill N and W sides is a retaining bank, 10m to 13m in width and 1 to 2m in height. A causewayed entrance on the NE is probably an original feature. A small stream enters the moat on the SE and leaves at the NW corner. There is a fishpond on the SW (PRN 5308). The moat is in good condition.
4 The moat is dry in the NW section and partly filled in.