Possible Medieval Moat at Grove House, Budbrooke.

Description of this historic site

The site of a possible Medieval moat, a wide ditch which usually surrounded a building. The moat is partially visible as an earthwork and it is situated at Grove Park House.

Notes about this historic site

1 The brick basement of Grove Park House opens onto lower ground, said to be the remains of an ancient moat.
2 1951: A rectangular, modern brick revetted, moat-like depression exists. It is approximately 4.5m deep and its N end is crossed by a bridge, the abutments of which are constructed of ashlar sandstone, probably earlier than the present house. There are now no signs of the moat having existed on the NE and SE sides of the house but on the NW side there is a sunken yard. There are no traces of antiquity in the moat-like depression. The fragmentary ashlar is probably not in situ. The brickwork of the main wall of the house passes behind it.

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