Site of Moat 1200m E of Kingsbury Church

Description of this historic site

The site of a moat, a wide ditch surrounding a building, dating to the Medieval period. It is situated 1200m east of Kingsbury Church.

Notes about this historic site

1 Rectangular waterfilled (?) moat measuring approximately 80m NE-SW and 45m transversely, the arms being some 10m in width. Situated below the confluence of two minor streams.
2 This feature could not be traced on the ground. However, the streams have been recut and, in part, realigned and the area is also under thick undergrowth and trees. The situation is admirable for a moat. A field name, ‘The Moat Close’, 500m to the N, would appear to be a reference to the site in the absence of any other known moat sites in the area.
3 The cropmark of a possible moat is clearly visible in satellite imagery, c. 2008, to the north of this suggested site. Some possible internal features are also visible, as well as two possible fishponds just inside the 1st edition field boundary.

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