Moat to W of Church

Description of this historic site

A moat, a wide ditch usually surrounding a building. It was probably Medieval in date, and was marked on a Tithe Award Map of 1884. It survives as an earthwork, and is situated 50m west of All Saints Church, Withybrook.

Notes about this historic site

1 A square ditched feature beside Withybrook Church was referred to as a moat on the 1844 Tithe Award map.
2 The ditches are visible as a squared depression in the ground up to 0.6m deep and the island is levelled off, unlike the surrounding area.
3 Moat lies at the base of a slope with a levelled terrace immediately above it. This may have been a large building platform. On the E side of this runs a hollow way which passes around the platform and leads into the village. Also to the E of the moat is a spring which would have fed it via the NE corner, where the moat ditch is open. The exit channel is on the SW corner.
4 MSRG Index Card.
5 MSRG Report.
6 Plan.
7 Mention.

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