Moat at Moat Cottages (formerly Moat Farm), Honiley.
A Medieval moat, a wide ditch usually surrounding a building, is still visible as an earthwork at this site. It is situated 500m north of Clattyland Wood, Honiley.
1 Near to Honiley is Moat Farm, mentioned in 1597 as Mottehouse or the Motehouse. The house has 17th century framing. The E and part of the N sides of the moat which surrounded it contain water.
2 1968: The buildings were demolished and a modern bungalow now stands on the site. 1976: The moat is 77m overall, NW to SE and 73m transversely. The arms are 14m wide with a maximum depth of 2.5m. Parts of the NW and NE arms have been filled in. The well-preserved SE arm, the NE and SW arms contain water. The S half of the NW arm has been converted to an ornamental pond. Water was supplied by seepage and rainwater.
3 The moat was re-excavated in 1961 when the modern house was built.
4 The reference of page 105 of VCH vol 3 (see 1) refers to Moat Farm Haseley and not to Moat Farm Honiley.