Site of Broom Hall Moat

Description of this historic site

The site of Broom Hall Moat, a wide ditch usually surrounding a building. It dates to the Medieval period. It is marked on the Ordnance Survey map of 1926, and was situated 150m west of Broom Hall Canal Bridge, Lapworth.

Notes about this historic site

1 Moat marked.
2 Broom Hall. Once ‘a considerable mansion surrounded by a moat’. Fishponds also exist.
3 The farmhouse dates in part from the mid 16th century. No mention of the moat.
4 The supposed moat is actually a wide stream bed.
5 Noted in moats survey.

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