Moated Site 200m S of Old Town Farm, Bishops Itchington

Description of this historic site

The site of a probable moat, a wide ditch usually surrounding a building. It would have been of Medieval date, and can be identified from aerial photographs. It is situated 1.5km south of Bishop's Itchington.

Notes about this historic site

1 APs.
2 Probable moated site shows on air photographs. The moat is rectangular and backs on to a fishpond (PRN 810). It consists of a ditched enclosure, possibly with an internal wall and apparently a gatehouse. Several stone walled buildings including a large rectangular example are visible inside the enclosure.
3 Documentary information on the manor at Bishops Itchington survives. By the 12th century it was a possession of the Bishop of Coventry. In 1359 a manor house is recorded as of no value.
4 Transcript of APs in FI file.

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