Moated Site at Admington Hall

Description of this historic site

The site of a Medieval moat, a wide ditch usually surrounding a building. The moat survives as an earthwork at the southern end of Admington village.

Notes about this historic site

1 Medieval pottery, mostly of the 12th-15th centuries, is abundant in the fields immediately to the W of the Hall.
2 Plan
3 There is a clearly defined moated site at the north edge of the Hall’s garden. The moat has a stream running on the west and north and a depression on the other two sides. The moat was fed by a leat (WA7027) running north-east from Small Brook. To the south there is a bank and depression in a modern orchard that may indicate a manorial complex. Beyond the Hall lawn are more hollows and platforms.
4 The Admington court rolls revealed details about the Medieval manor house. It was provided with a byre, piggery, sheepcote, and barn. These are recorded because in the 15th century they were leased out to farmers and there were various interventions by the lord to ensure they were kept in good repair.

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