Moat (poss. site of Manor House)
A moat, a wide ditch usually surrounding a building. It dates to the Medieval period, and may have been associated with a manor house. It survives as an earthwork and is situated just east of Earlswood Lakes Station.
1 OS Map.
2 Close to Earlswood Lakes Station is an isolated moat, of which about two thirds contains water.
3 Very little is known of Forshaw, sub manor of Solihull. All traces of the manor house had disappeared, even by Dugdale’s time, with the exception of the moat which still survives.
4 A homestead moat. Published survey (25″) revised. No trace of a building on the island.
5 Moat near Earlswood Lake Station. No.159.
Note that this Monument is located in the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull