Moat to SE of Manor House, Clifford Chambers

Description of this historic site

The site of a possible Medieval moat, a wide ditch usually surrounding a building. It is still visible as an earthwork, and is situated 250m south east of the church at Clifford Chambers.

Notes about this historic site

1 A moated site noted close to the 15th century manor house.
2 The feature marked on the OS map as a moat is a sluiced pond, which with the river encloses an embanked marshy area certainly not suitable for habitation.
3 The area enclosed by the moat is of irregular shape. The E arm forms part of a millrace (PRN 1327). A small pond and drain are marked on the OS map within the moated area. The land within the ‘moat’ is not marshy or unsuitable for habitation although the enclosed area is rather irregular. The feature does not appear to be a sluiced pond, as suggested by the OS.
4 MSRG Card.

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